About the Honors Program

Our mission is to provide special education opportunities for academically prepared, highly motivated undergraduate students. 

We offer small courses - limited to about 15 students - which provide students the opportunity to discuss, debate and exchange ideas in a way not usually possible in a large lecture environment. Honors courses nurture a profound respect for the alternative points of view that define the human experience, and students and faculty alike are pushed to examine first principles as well as the fundamental assumptions upon which strongly held beliefs are based.

In most Honors Program classes, students can expect to undertake more individual research, have some influence on the direction and topics of the course, and be counted on by the rest of the class for input.

A Short History of the Honors Program