The Heidelberg faculty believes in challenging students to reach their full potential. “Life of the Mind” is a comprehensive approach toward empowering students to explore their abilities within a supportive community of scholars and learners. The program is comprised of four intellectual areas: the Scholar, the Scientist, the Artist and the Citizen.
Senior Honors Presentations
During their final year, Honors students complete a senior honors project with a faculty mentor of their choice. This project usually derives from a student's major field and individualizes and deepens a student's understanding of a topic of compelling interest in her or his major.
Heidelberg is committed to affirming values that produce creative, responsible individuals, and challenges all students to reach their full potential as whole persons. The Faculty of the University has established an Honors Program to support and challenge the University’s most outstanding students in the development of intellect and character. This program, entitled “The Life of the Mind,” which integrates learning and life experiences, stems from the mission of the University. It features extensive contact with the fundamental values that underpin self-worth and integrity, free inquiry and intellectual rigor, an understanding of other cultures and traditions, and a lifelong habit of commitment to the community and concern for social responsibility