Studying with the mind in the heart

Templeton students are not just pre-professionals looking for credentials, but rational, spiritual individuals who seek a coherent world-view.

The curriculum in the Templeton Honors College is built around intensive reading, writing and discussion in both the Great Books* and significant current books and ideas.

Graduates of the Templeton Honors College significantly contribute to the world around them through demonstrated excellence in and lifelong pursuit of the following characteristics:

  • Intellect
  • Character
  • Discipleship
  • Leadership and Service
  • Imagination
  • Communication
  • Vocational Skills

*Sophocles, Plato, Aristotle, Athanasius, Augustine, Dante,Bernard of Clairvaux, Julian of Norwich, Martin Luther, Shakespeare, Locke, Hume, Austen, Bronte, Wordsworth, John Paul II…


What is meant by the word justice?

Eastern believes that God has blessed you so that you can be a blessing to others. We have a responsibility to look outside ourselves and see the needs of those around us. This is where the honors college motto comes from- with gifting comes responsibility.