Honors Program

You have to be “brainy” to take honors, right?

That’s partly right, but not the whole story. You also need an interest in thinking for yourself. In hands-on learning, research, and creative activities. In joining other students and faculty in discussions, projects, field trips, and cultural experiences. And, in earning a diploma with magna or summa cum laude honors.

students lined up for graduation

Our Mission

The University Honors Program strives to engage students in interdisciplinary academics to develop their innate sense of curiosity and empower them to expand their intellectual endeavors beyond the classroom by engaging in discussion, conversation, and research.

The Honors Program provides unique learning opportunities, contributes to a culture of undergraduate research and intellectual inquiry, and fosters a sense of scholarly community that helps create lifetime learners. Both future and current students may apply.

Featured Honors Student

“The Honors Program connects you with students in different majors that are passionate about what they are learning and offer unique perspectives. Being in the Honors Program has helped me to become a more well-rounded student by exposing me to diverse topics, students, and professors.”

-Emily Hwang
Biochemistry major
Data Science minor
Chicago, Illinois