Mission

The University Honors Program provides a community for high-achieving undergraduates from a variety of disciplines united in their academic passions and identities as emerging scholars. Students in the Honors Program represent all units of the University: the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Health Science, and the School of Engineering.

In keeping with the Catholic and Marianist traditions, the Honors Program emphasizes the education of the whole person. The program supports innovative and substantive undergraduate research, as well as participation in international and intercultural study. In addition, the Honors Program values service, leadership, and spiritual exploration and supports participation in cultural and social events.

A student's experiences in the University Honors Program emphasize critical thinking and inquiry and the value of lifelong learning. The program's distinctive graduates will exhibit the personal character and advanced habits of scholarly inquiry that will serve them well in their personal lives as well as in a range of graduate programs and professional settings.