Welcome to the UW-Whitewater Honors Program
The University Honors Program offers bright, motivated students the chance to really take charge of their education, pursuing the path of achievement and success in both college coursework and future careers. Small, discussion-intensive Honors sections of required core courses allow students to get to know their professors in unique ways, helping students to find their own individual paths to doing their best possible work. In addition, most other courses offered at UW-Whitewater can count toward the 21 credits required to graduate with Honors through an Honors option contract, an official agreement between teacher and student to set up a little more intensive work, such as a special project or report. Such "h-options" allow students to pursue special interests, or develop expertise in a particular topic, in exciting and challenging ways.
All in all, the University Honors Program is about opportunity. By joining the University Honors Program you can enjoy smaller classes that really allow you to feel at home, develop valuable leadership skills by getting involved in helping the University Honors Program and Honors Student Association plan fieldtrips and other social activities, and graduate with impressive credentials that can be valuable stepping stones to success in your future endeavors. If you are an incoming or continuing student thinking about joining the program, come talk to me or send me an email. I would be happy to talk to you and answer any questions you might have. If you are already part of our Program, welcome aboard. I look forward to helping you make the most out of your time at UW-Whitewater.
- Marjorie Rhine, Director