Achieving excellence. Building community. Inspiring engagement.
The Honors College is where passion meets intellect, purpose meets playfulness and potential meets greatness. Our students get the best of both worlds: the benefits and resources a prestigious Research I institution has to offer, and the small and supportive community the Honors College provides.
"The Honors College opened doors for me that allowed me to access incredible opportunities and tap into an enthusiastic alumni network that guaranteed my future success. The Honors College encourages and creates numerous spaces for students to engage in interdisciplinary discussions at a formative point in our academic careers.” - Caroline Veldhuizen, Class of 2019
The Honors College Model
The Honors College is a four-year, student-centered program designed to fit all courses of study, so our scholars can tailor the program to their interests.
Honors College students start by taking cross-disciplinary Honors College courses, then move on to their major’s departmental honors program to sharpen their expertise in their chosen field. As they near graduation, they also complete an honors thesis or creative project.
Honors students exercise their intellect and sharpen social skills through classes, research and experiential learning opportunities. They are well prepared to join the workforce or apply to graduate school.
Students join The Honors College for a more engaging scholarly community to challenge and develop themselves. So, are you ready to unleash greatness?
Benefits of the Honors College
Smaller, engaging courses taught by outstanding professors
Research opportunities and faculty mentorship
Weekly academic, cultural and social events
Priority class registration each semester
Access to Honors Advisors, an Honors Librarian and Honors Peer Mentors
On-campus Honors housing with a vibrant community