Be Part of Something Exceptional
The University Honors Program seeks to meet the needs of students who thrive on intellectual challenge by offering special interdisciplinary academic opportunities outside the major. These students are curious, ambitious, reflective, independent-minded. They are active participants in their own learning experiences, and they are concerned to use their gifts to benefit others as well. They profit from taking course work with like-minded students, and with teachers who are skillful in leading them to increasingly rigorous levels of performance.
For these students, the University Honors Program offers enriched courses that may probe more deeply into theory or venture further into application. They may bring guest experts to the classroom or exploit special resources in the Boston area. The Program fosters community among its students outside the classroom as well: Honors students share a common study area, and the Program sponsors special events every semester. Academic advising is a high priority, and the Program seeks to connect its students to opportunities for scholarships, internships, and service activities.
Outstanding performance is acknowledged through award of the Robert H. Spaethling Prize. Seniors who have completed the Program are recognized at their College’s Honors Convocation, and the designation “Honors Program Scholar” is affixed to final transcripts.
Benefits of Program Membership
- Specially designed courses for Honors students only
- Small class size
- Priority registration for courses
- Study area with computers, open daily
- Intensive, personalized advising.