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Why Honors?

Curious. Exploring. Questioning. Honors College students are highly motivated, perpetually learning, and inquisitive. They are motivated to ask questions and engage with their communities.

Enhance your College Experience

From your first semester, you'll be involved in research about the world around you, hearing different perspectives from your peers, and getting personal attention from your instructors.

You'll also interact with people of diverse perspectives, interests, and life experiences. Our multidisciplinary curriculum will enhance your experience. 

You'll research questions and issues that interest you from your first day: beginning in your first semester with Honors 110 Foundations of Research, you'll select a topic and engage with scholarly research.

Courses offer opportunities to pursue questions in depth in a multidisciplinary cohort, where you'll develop your ability to reason about evidence, to evaluate the many perspectives that might be brought to bear on a problem, and to engage with your communities. You will pursue research, civic engagement, and problem solving in your coursework and have a chance to undertake additional advanced research in the form of a thesis or applied research project.


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Honors College students give back to the community by participating in service events.

You can also seek research funding through the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program, which awards stipends to pursue research or a creative project.

Small class sizes and one-on-one relationships with faculty mentors are a key component of the Honors College experience. Priority registration lets Honors College students enroll in their top-choice classes and finish their degrees on time.