The Arts and Sciences Honors Program provides a community for highly motivated and academically engaged undergraduate students and offers opportunities for intellectual engagement through honors courses, academic-inspired events, and honors thesis research and creative work.  We are an enrichment program for students who want to add something extra to their experience at the University of Colorado Boulder:

  • Honors-qualified students can choose to take Honors Program courses.  Honors-qualified students in their first year at CU receive invitations to participate.  Continuing students need only maintain a GPA of 3.3 or higher to be eligible to take an Honors course and participate in our other offerings.
  • We offer a wide variety of events and activities, including the Honors Mood Boost (formerly Coffee Hour) and the Honors Distinguished Speaker Series.   Learn more and find your Honors Community here
  • The Honors Program awards Latin honors - cum laude, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude - to graduating seniors in the College of Arts and Sciences who have successfully written and defended honors theses.
  • In addition, we sponsor the Honors Journal, a student-run publication which publishes works from all academic disciplines represented on the CU Boulder campus, and the Honors Scholars program, which offers the opportunity to help develop our Honors community and beyond.
  • Honors students who would like to take part in the honors living-learning community have the option of applying to live in the honors dorm, known as the  Honors Residential Academic Program (HRAP). 

We value all members of the CU community and recognize the historical and continuing inequities in preparation for, access to, and success in higher education, including at CU Boulder. As a program housed across all Arts & Sciences departments, we strive to take an intersectional approach to the lived experiences, backgrounds, identities, positions, and perspectives of students, faculty, and staff. We are committed to anti-racism, the dismantling of inequities, and the end of disenfranchisement.