Honors Program Benefits

Honors Program students pose for a selfie on top of Houston Cole Library.

Becoming a member of the Honors Program includes many benefits. The smaller classes and other activities associated with the program, including special advisement, career planning, and service opportunities, help to create an interdisciplinary and interdependent community of scholars engaging one-on-one and as groups with each other and their professors, the university, and the wider community. One of the more popular benefits of being an Honors Program member in good standing is Priority Registration. Honors Program members have the opportunity to be the first group on campus to register for classes. This means our students get their first choice in courses, class times, and instructors. 

Other benefits of being a member include:

  • Study Away (Domestic) and Study Abroad (International) opportunities including cultural exchange with other universities
  • Day excursions and team building
  • Community service and service-learning opportunities
  • Opportunity to present scholarly work at symposiums and conferences
  • Use of Honors facilities for computer use and printing, studying, and fellowshipping with other members
  • Development of critical thinking skills
  • Close interaction with Honors instructors
  • Learn and build friendships in a smaller learning community
  • Enhance your graduate school and employment opportunities
  • Special recognition at graduation