THE THORSON FIRST-YEAR HONORS PROGRAMA Signature Mines+ Journey Through Engineering, Arts, and Sciences
The course sequence fulfills core curriculum requirements for all majors at Mines by replacing two required core courses (HASS 100 Nature and Human Values and EDNS 151 Introduction to Design).
The Winter Break trip is one of the most memorable parts of the Program. This year, we took a group of students to Costa Rica to explore a rainforest and examine the boundarites and interactions between the natural and human-made worlds. Last year, we took a group of students to Barcelona, Spain to study smart-city technology and the intersection between arts, culture, and engineering.
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On top of that, we try to identify those students that are comfortable with the ambiguity inherent in the grand challenges of this fast-changing, multicultural, and globalized earth: there are no easy answers here. Our Thorson alumni report that the course “changes the way they think,” and provides a creative outlet that balances their engineering courseload.
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The Thorson First-Year Honors Program is a great way to begin your Mines experience. Have questions about the program? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org, or if you’re on campus, swing by the Honors House (1700 Illinois).
Fall 2019 applicants
All students that are accepted to Mines may apply to Thorson through the Applicant Portal.
Applicants who meet the January 15 priority deadline will receive an admission notification by February 15.
The application closes on March 1st, and final admission notifications will go out in early April. Applicants who complete the Thorson application will automatically be considered for scholarships; those students awarded scholarships will receive that notification concurrent with program acceptance.
We are aware of delayed admissions decisions and are monitoring this process closely. If any updates to the Thorson application deadline arise, they will be posted here and included in accepted student emails. Thank you for your patience.