Courses & Experiences

Students in a Design Class


A quality education must include practical real-world experiences in addition to traditional classroom learning. The "Honors Experience" was created to promote this critical educational diversity and allows students to shape customized paths toward graduation with Latin honors.

What is an Honors Experience?

Honors Experiences are curricular and co-curricular experiences that challenge a student by adding depth and/or diversity to the student's education. They can be any of the following:


  • Honors Courses

    Honors courses are an opportunity for honors students to learn from some of the University's most distinguished faculty and discipline experts in an engaging environment.
  • Non-Course Experiences

    Experiences outside of the classroom, such as research, studying abroad, and internships, provide an educational breadth that can’t be obtained in the classroom. Students should discuss potential non-course experience opportunities with their honors advisor.
  • Writing an Honors Thesis

    The honors thesis is the capstone of an honors education, requiring students to synthesize the knowledge and skills they have gained throughout their undergraduate careers.

Honors Experience Requirements

All honors students must complete a set number of Honors Experiences per year.