You excel. Let’s make the most of it.
You work hard, and your academic record proves it. Now it’s time for the Honors Program to show you some of the benefits of all that hard work. What can you look forward to? A richer, more powerful academic experience and a headstart on post-college success.
The rewards of doing well: more opportunities
As a member of the Honors Program, you will take at least four Honors courses, designed to develop your problem-solving, inquiry, and critical-thinking powers. The courses, which are often team-taught by scholars from different disciplines, focus on multidisciplinary approaches to learning and study the linkages between disciplines. Class sizes are small — you’ll receive plenty of individual attention and have opportunities to stretch your intellectual wings as you engage in lively class discussions. In your senior year, you’ll research and write an Honors thesis on a topic in your major discipline.
Be part of a community that understands, challenges, and inspires you.
The Honors Program brings together a very special group of students — highly motivated, intellectually curious, and eager to talk about what they’re learning. You’ll have plenty of stimulation in talking with your fellow Honors students, both in class and after class. The Honors Program also sponsors events throughout the academic year, when you’ll go far afield and broaden your cultural horizons together.
First-year honors students can become even more immersed in the honors community because they are eligible to live in the Honors Living Learning Community, where they have their own floor in one of our on-campus residences. Long talks into the night, help with homework just a few steps away, and shared trips and activities are just some of what you can look forward to.