Muhlenberg Scholars

How much more work will be required of me if I join the Scholars Program?
How does the Scholars Program fit with my major?
What must I do to remain a member in good standing of the Scholars Program?


How much more work will be required of me if I join the Scholars Program?
Since Scholars-designated courses fulfill general academic requirements, Scholars Students are not required to take more courses than regular students. However, in the spring of your senior year, you will need to keep room in your schedule for the Scholars Senior Seminar.  The seminar time is mutually agreed upon by participating students and faculty member to ensure that all Scholars can enroll in the class.



How does the Scholars program fit with my major?
Students in any major or combination of majors may participate in the Scholars Program. Majors at Muhlenberg are designed to take up only about a third of the students' course load, so taking Scholars-designated courses will not prevent a student from completing major requirements, even if one elects to double major.



What must I do to remain a member in good standing of the Scholars Program?
In order to maintain an honors program scholarship, students must have a 2.5 cumulative G.P.A. at the end of their first year, and a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A at the end of their second year. In addition, students must continually meet standards of good campus citizenship and make measured progress towards participation requirements of the program.

To graduate with the “Muhlenberg Scholar” designation at graduation, Scholars students must have a final, cumulative G.P.A of at least a 3.3,  meet standards of good campus citizenship, and meet all participation requirements of the program.