The University College Honors program provides students with multiple opportunities to deepen and extend their knowledge, earn scholarships and academic awards, and join a community of intellectually and socially engaged adults. The most prestigious distinction is Latin Honors: students do research in their field of study and graduate summa cum laude, manga cum laude, or cum laude. Students should speak with an academic advisor about tailoring an honors experience that meets their learning goals.
Research and Advanced Study
Take your studies to a higher level after you have completed at least a semester at University College.
- Internships for credit.
- Work-study positions assisting with faculty research.
- Combined bachelor’s/master’s degree programs.
- Funded research for students working on a Latin Honors thesis.
Graduate with Distinction
Your additional work will be reflected in your academic records. Among the recognitions are:
- Alpha Sigma Lambda and/or Phi Beta Kappa honor societies.
- Dean’s Honors awarded at graduation to students with top grade point averages.
- Latin Honors, in which your degree is awarded cum laude, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude, are available to students who complete a Latin Honors thesis and achieve certain grade point averages.
Take advantage of the many lectures, performances, and symposium opportunities on campus.
- Research night, honor society ceremony, and other University College events.
- Attend campus-wide events as a group with other honors students.
Scholarship awards can help fund your degree. Students who are admitted to degree and select certificate programs* and take a minimum number of credit hours each semester can be eligible for both merit and need-based scholarships. Scholarship awards cover tuition only.
- University College offers $500,000 in scholarship aid annually.
- Both merit and need-based awards are available. Learn more about University College scholarships.
- Download the University College scholarship application.
*The Post-Baccalaureate Premedical, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Geographic Information Systems programs are eligible for financial aid.