Educational Opportunities

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As an Honors student, your educational opportunities are not bound by the traditional classroom walls:

  • create your own class
  • develop your own internship
  • give back to your community  

Challenge your education with new and creative experiences in unique environments. We encourage you to take advantage of all the program has to offer.

Peer leadership

There are various ways you can get involved in the Honors College as a peer leader. Not only do peer leadership positions look great on your resume, they also allow you to make quick friendships and to gain first-hand experience in community building.

International study 

Did you know you can receive Honors credit while you take a semester—or a year—to study abroad? Make sure to learn more about the process of securing Honors credit before you get on that plane to Italy.


The chance to work alongside your professors as an undergraduate is a very valuable experience. Here, students pursue research as early as their freshman year.

Undergraduate research is a great way to dive headfirst into the academic world. At Northern Arizona University, you have the opportunity to present your creative work annually at the Undergraduate Symposium—a campus-wide celebration of creative ideas and student achievement. You can enroll in Undergraduate Research (HON 485) course - an opportunity for you to pursue original research on a topic of your choice.


You'll have numerous opportunities to participate in an internship--including one in the Arizona Legislature--and you can earn class credit, too. For more information about internships, e-mail us.

Service Learning

If you value community service, you're in good company in the Honors College. Our professors and students have helped connect Hopi youth with their culture, worked with Habitat for Humanity, and tutored incoming freshmen in math.

How do you want to make a difference? E-mail us for service learning ideas or connect with the Honors community by sharing your own on Facebook.