Honors is not about "more work, and harder," but rather about pursuing an enriched, enhanced and deeper undergraduate liberal arts education. Honors students join a diverse and discussion-rich community of intellectually-adventurous scholars.
Innovative curriculum, extensive interaction among peers and professors, experiential learning and interdisciplinary approaches to education characterize the program from day one until graduation.
The Honors Program welcomes high-achieving students from all majors and disciplines. It consists of 21 credits built into students' primary schedules. It has three components: Honors Core Courses, Honors General Education Courses and Honors Elective Courses.
The Honors Core features seven credits across four courses: Gateway, Forum, Introduction to the Great Conversation and Oxford Tutorial.
Students take two Honors sections of General Education courses, the offerings for which vary semester by semester.
Honors Electives offer the most autonomy by giving students the option to pursue any combination of field experiences, service learning projects, independent research and study abroad courses.
Core: What is Art For?
Core: Introduction to the Great Conversation
GE: Literary Culture of the American West
GE: The Anthropology of Food
Elective: Behavioral Finance and the Philosophy of Money
Elective: Fractal Design
Study Abroad Elective: City as Text—Prague
Honors graduates are attractive to graduate schools and employers because not only are they high achieving, global thinkers, but they also write well, communicate and lead groups well, and have the intellectual agility and creative problem-solving skills to think through issues from many points of view.
- Access to distinctive, innovative and discussion-based courses
- Access to Honors Lounge
- Community social events
- Database access to thousands of internship, research and conference opportunities
- Diverse peer group
- Graduate with Honors distinction
- Honors advising
- Honors-specific scholarships
- Leadership opportunities with the Honors Student Advisory Board
- Priority Honors housing
- Priority registration
- Vote for future course offerings
- 3.5 GPA for admission
- 1190 SAT/25 ACT
- 3.0 GPA to stay in program
- 3.3 GPA to graduate with Honors