Challenge Yourself to Excel
The mission of the Honors Program is to help students become inquisitive thinkers who possess the skills necessary to ask profound questions, to recognize and respect diverse perspectives, to solve complex problems, and to express their vision creatively and persuasively to others. Honors courses emphasize inquiry, interdisciplinary problem solving, and the effective expression of ideas. The program culminates in the honors thesis, a year-long research, service, or creative project on a question or problem chosen by the student. Every graduate of the Honors Program will have demonstrated the ability to work independently in their chosen field.
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.
Honors Program Class of 2021 Viewbook