Explore your interests in classes that dive deep. Connect with people whose energy matches yours. Change the world — not just after you graduate but right now.
The Honors College is a scholarly community built on collaborative inquiry and grounded in the Jesuit educational mission of social justice, global perspective, and cura personalis. We encourage you to think critically, to develop an interdisciplinary understanding of the world around you, and to effect sustainable change. You'll take small interactive seminars to fulfill the core requirements and develop a strong foundation for your academic, professional, and personal interests through our four pillars:
Liberal Arts Foundation
Develop your skills in critical analysis, reading, writing, and oral presentation — all skills in high demand by employers and graduate schools.
Collaborate across disciplines to address today's most pressing problems — and see the need for cultural and global awareness.
Through our classes and events, become a thoughtful global leader who effects positive social change.
Get outside the classroom to learn from experiences and community members through events, field trips, and class projects.
Honors college scholars
Max number of students in an Honors College Class
The largest gift to the Honors College
Why Join the Honors College?
The Honors College gives you extra rigor, more course options, and more extracurricular opportunities.
J. Paul Getty Scholars
The J. Paul Getty Fellowship is awarded to a small group of incoming students each year. Getty Scholars receive additional funds for four years to support educational activities such as Global JumpStarts and study abroad, internships, research assistantships, and specialized equipment.
W. Kamau Bell Visits the Honors College
If laughter is the best medicine, can it heal an ailing nation?
'No,' said W. Kamau Bell. Comedy can’t heal our country. But education can."