The 大学学者计划 (USP) at Fresno Pacific University believes in 学术 而在 发展潜力 that lies within each of our bright scholars.
student leadership possibilities
presentation and discussion facilitation
thematic focus and organization
individualized culminating experience.
学生 who complete fifteen units of USP courses and maintain a cumulative 3.5 grade point average will graduate as Fresno Pacific University Scholars. This year we are implementing a system in which all University Scholar Program activities can count toward this status.
Benefits to participating in the 大学学者计划
Honors curriculum and leadership courses
All Paragon and 总统的学者 will take Lead120H: Perspectives in Leadership. This course explores and applies principles of leadership and features notable guest speakers. The USP curriculum currently offers nine courses for students. At the end of the year the highest-achieving students are invited to attend the Honors Banquet, where students are recognized for their achievements and potentially awarded highest honors.
Professional mentors and 网络ing sessions
University Scholars will receive mentoring from faculty as well as other USP students. 学生 will also have the opportunity to meet, 网络, and be mentored by various business, 公民, and religious leaders throughout the region.
Conferences and study abroad programs
All Paragon and 总统的学者 attend a weekend retreat their freshman year. USP students will have opportunities throughout the year to travel to various conferences, including the Alpha Chi annual convention and the Association for Core Texts and Courses (ACTC) student conference every two years. USP students may attend monthly town hall lectures to hear from influential speakers such as Leon Panetta and Carl Bernstein. There are also special study trips available in the spring and summer that can fulfill a student's focus series requirement while expanding his or her worldview and life experience. Longer study abroad opportunities are available across the globe to places like 成本a Rica, 印度, 和越南.
Fresno Pacific offers the unique opportunity to work alongside our outstanding faculty on various research projects, often conducting work that is only available at the graduate level at other institutions. Fresno Pacific hosts a Research Day each spring where students have an opportunity to showcase their work.
USP students can participate in the honor societies Alpha Chi, α Theta, 是, 和. The annual Alpha Chi Convention, where many of our students have received awards for their outstanding accomplishments, is a highlight for some of the USP students. There is also an opportunity to apply for regional and national scholarships through these societies.
University Scholars living on campus are eligible to receive priority consideration for housing assignments.
Who qualifies for the 大学学者计划?
USP courses are available to all Paragon Scholars, 总统的学者, 转移的学者, and Dean's Scholars without instructor approval. 学生 not receiving one of these academic scholarships may obtain a recommendation letter from their mentor or a professor in the subject area and submit it to the 大学学者计划 Coordinator, W. 马歇尔·约翰斯顿博士.D., at 马歇尔.firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions regarding any of the classes offered in the coming academic year, please contact the instructors directly.
How do I register to be in the 大学学者计划?
Qualified students are automatically enrolled into the program by taking their first course -LEAD120H: Perspectives in Leadership. 学生 will continue enrollment in the program by taking the other honors specified classes designated with an “H” in the course number. These honors courses are offered in several general education disciplines that fulfill general education requirements 而在 several academic majors as determined by program faculty.
Questions about the USP Program?