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Why Honors?

Curious. Exploring. Questioning. Honors College students are highly motivated, perpetual learning machines, always wondering why, always wanting to find out more.

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.

No matter your major, you'll be be challenged to stretch your capabilities to their limits and beyond. We'll bring out the best in you.

As part of a diverse and intellectually rewarding community, you'll learn in collaborative classes, conduct research, volunteer for community service, and develop leadership skills.

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

You'll pursue research on questions and issues from your first day, and Beginning in your first semester with Honors 110: Research Methods, you'll select a topic and engage with scholarly research.

Courses offer opportunities in interdisciplinary subjects and the chance to pursue additional 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.