A curriculum for your future
As an Honors student, you’re eligible for privileges available only to you and your Honors peers.
Academic benefits include:
- early enrollment for courses, so you have better access to the classes you want or need
- small, seminar-style Honors classes
- individual advising services for Honors requirements
- extended library privileges
- faculty mentorship and the ability to participate in research projects
- graduation with distinction
- study abroad opportunities
- a personalized Capstone project that can substitute a standard thesis
It’s your future. You choose how to get there.
Throughout your progression in Honors, you define your own pathway through your major and Honors. Individually tailored pathways guide your scholarship while helping define your long-term goals. Unlike most honors colleges, you may use a variety of options to complete your Honors capstone, including independent study, internships, or undergraduate research.
The Honors College provides a path that helps fulfill your general education requirements and some of your major requirements. Our discussion-based Honors courses fill your general education and major requirements, so you get extra quality, not extra courses.
As an Honors College student, you’ll have the opportunity to take courses with our visiting faculty in residence. Currently, we have an artist in residence for those interested in fine arts as well as an M.D. in residence for those students interested in pursuing a career in medicine.
We encourage all students to consider our many opportunities to study abroad. We offer programs of varying lengths, and many don’t require you to speak another language.