Dean's Scholars

 

Incoming first year students who meet the criteria below are invited to participate in the Dean's Scholars program. Students may also enter later if they meet the criteria for credits (at least 60 remaining credits), GPA (at least 3.5), and application. More information about the formal process follows.​

Dean's Scholars

  • Enroll by Summer Transition, Advising and Registration (STAR) during the summer before fall classes of their first year*
  • Participate in Dean's Scholars events
  • Enroll in designated Dean's Scholars course based on when you started the program* 
  • Maintain excellent grades (GPA of 3.25 or higher)
  • Enroll in a minimum of 15 credit hours each semester that they're in residence at the West Lafayette campus
  • Complete a creative scholarly work (bachelor's thesis or other project)
  • Participate at least once in the a poster symposium (DiscoverU)
  • Complete at least 12 honors credits
  • Receive Dean's Scholar designation at graduation
  • Must participate in 8 events in order to receive the Dean's Scholars Designation at graduation

* These criteria do not apply to students who enroll in the program as transfer or continuing students.

The poster symposium will take place on April 14, 2015.

Purpose:

The Dean's Scholars Program provides incoming undergraduate students or current students who have achieved high academic status the honor of being designated a “Dean's Scholar." In addition, the program will motivate students early in their academic programs to participate in rigorous and stimulating academic courses, research, and enrichment activities. For more information, click on the link below that pertains to you:

                                  Program Requirements

                                

Departmental Honors Contacts

If you have questions about the Dean's Scholars program, contact your departmental representative or call 765-494-8470.

Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Dr. Jenna Rickus
rickus@purdue.edu
765-494-1197
Agricultural Economics
Dr. Michael Wetzstein
​mwetzste@purdue.edu
765-494-4244
​Agronomy
Dr. Richard Grant
765-494-8048
Animal Science
Dr. Zoltan Machaty
zmachaty@purdue.edu
765-494-8008
Biochemistry
Dr. T. Joseph Kappock
tkappock@purdue.edu
765-494-8383
​Botany & Plant Pathology
Dr. Mary A. Webb
webbm@purdue.edu
765-494-0598
​Entomology
Dr. Christian Y. Oseto
osetoc@purdue.edu
765-494-4548
Food Science
Dr. Lisa Mauer
mauer@purdue.edu
765-494-9111
Forestry & Natural Resources
Dr. Richard Meilan
rmeilan@purdue.edu
765-494-2287
Horticulture & Landscape Architecture
Dr. Cary Mitchell
cmitchell@purdue.edu
765-494-1347
Natural Resources & Environmental Science
Dr. John Graveel
jgraveel@purdue.edu
765-494-8060
Youth Development & Agricultural Education
Dr. Abigail Borron
aborron@purdue.edu
765-494-8441
​Prevet
Tim Kerr
exp@purdue.edu
765-494-8481
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