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University Honors

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About University Honors

University Honors stimulates lifelong development of the mind through continuous learning and the application of knowledge.  Successful graduates produce original, scholarly, capstone projects and think deeply and critically, in collaboration with others, to solve complex problems using interdisciplinary approaches.


University Honors engages a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff in the creation of global citizens through high-impact experiences that emphasize original scholarship, contribution, creativity, and innovation.


University Honors will be nationally recognized as a model college that produces graduates who are highly sought for premier opportunities and who continue to develop as lifelong learners, engaged citizens, and future leaders.

Pillars of Excellence

  • Promoting Creativity & Innovation
  • Cultivating a Culture of Contribution
  • Celebrating Diversity & Global Citizenship