Director: Dr. Daniel Doviak, Associate Professor of Philosophy
The Muhlenberg Scholars Program is designed to nurture talented students by providing a rich and stimulating environment in which they can realize their true academic potential. The program focuses on developing students’ capacities as knowledge producers and collaborative researchers. Through innovative course offerings, unique co-curricular events, and a close student-faculty interaction, the program strives to create a community of inquiry where the free exchange of ideas and interdisciplinary learning lead to new insights into one’s self and one’s world.
Scholars courses are typically smaller, interdisciplinary, discussion-oriented courses in which students and professor reason collaboratively and grapple creatively with problems at the forefront of current research. The emphasis is on original source materials rather than textbooks.
Students who successfully complete the Scholars Program receive a special certificate at graduation as well as the designation “Muhlenberg Scholar” on their diploma and transcript. To be eligible for this distinguished honor, a student must have at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA at graduation, meet standards of good campus citizenship and meet all participation requirements of the program, including the following: