Center for High Achievement & Scholarly Engagement
University Honors Program

Why Honors


The Butler University Honors Program exists to meet the expectations of academically outstanding students in all colleges and majors who wish to develop their talents and potential to the fullest. Through a combination of honors courses, cultural events, independent study, creative activity and research, it is designed to foster a diverse and challenging intellectual environment for honors students and to enhance our academic community by adding a distinctive note of innovative thinking and interdisciplinary dialogue.

  • Did you excel in your high school academic course work?
  • Do you want to explore ideas beyond regular college curriculum?
  • Do you like to think about interesting issues and ideas and to examine them from many different perspectives?
  • Do you enjoy engaging in active dialogue with other students and professors?
  • Do you prefer a classroom environment where you take responsibility for your own learning?
  • Do you crave a hands-on, exciting, innovative style of learning similar to that of elementary school or summer camp?
  • Do you want to develop close relationships with other students who have similar academic interests and abilities?
  • Do you view learning as a lifelong process rather than as something that ends after you leave college?

If you answer YES to these questions, then we think the Honors Program is for you.