The Emerging Scholars Program is a collection of three challenging academic programs for a select group of entering freshmen in the College of Natural Sciences.

Mission Statement

ESP was created to provide motivated students with an opportunity to study biology, calculus or chemistry in a small group environment that is based on academic interests and shared commitment to excellence.  ESP encourages excellence in academic achievement and fosters a community of students focused around shared intellectual interests and common professional goals.

Guiding Principles

  • Rigorous academic curriculum taught by top faculty
  • Strong academic and strategic advising
  • Peer mentoring
  • Creating community
  • Involvement in research with faculty
  • Unique academic opportunities
  • Community service
  • On-going program evaluation and assessment


Interested in learning more? View the links regarding our Biology, Chemistry, and Calculus Scholars programs.  Please also view the prospective students and FAQ sections.  If you have further questions, you can contact our office for additional information.