University Honors Program (UHP)

University Honors Program

The University Honors Program (UHP) is an academic experience for motivated undergraduate students who seek a challenging and intellectually enriched learning environment.  The program cultivates students in their academic development by providing small classes and seminars that are led by some of the university's most accomplished teachers and scholars. It also allows students to work one-on-one with their professors on customized H-Option projects. 

Further, through high-impact practices such as study abroad/travel studyHonors conference participation, the Honors Advantage and Honors Enrichment Learning Communities, special field trips, service learning projects, and scholarship opportunities, the program supports Honors students to achieve their full potential as students, prospective professionals, and future civic leaders. Finally, the program has fashioned fruitful collaborations with other Student Diversity, Engagement, and Success subunits, such as the Undergraduate Research Program and the McNair Scholars Program. These programs helps students pursue experiential learning opportunities outside of the UHP through Honors Exchange Credits.


"Being an Honors Student means constantly pushing my own expectations of myself, and working to grow not only as a student but as a person as well."

You can read more from our selected Honors Spotlight students by clicking below!

More Honors Spotlights »

If you know of an amazing Honors student or faculty who deserves to be in the spotlight, please let the UHP know. Thank You!


Have you visited the new Honors Events Page of our website yet? Find Zoom links, video recordings, and more there!

H-Options Deadlines:

Monday, February 22nd, 2021: H-Option Form 1 is due by 4:00PM

Monday, April 26th, 2021: H-Option Form 2 is due by 4:00PM

Honors Scholarship Applications Deadlines:

February 20th for the Exemplary Honors Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Awards

February 20th for the current Study Abroad/Travel Study Award

Honors Exchange Credits Applications Deadline:

Exchange Credit applications are accepted on a rolling deadline basis. Please submit your application as soon as you complete an Honors Exchange Credit program to ensure that your credits are recorded in a timely manner. Thank you!