Welcome to Honors!
The Honors Program offers you the opportunity to work closely with some of Chico State's best professors in small, specially designed courses. These classes provide lively and engaging experiences designed to spark your interests. In this small community of scholars, true learning partnership can grow, giving you an opportunity to get to know and work with other motivated students who become your friends, and faculty who become your mentors. You become part of a vital learning community that extends beyond the classroom walls. The Honors Program provides you with a comfortable place to go within the larger university, a home base that is friendly and supportive. Please read our short brochure, available in PDF format.
Benefits of the Honors Program:
- Greater involvement in the cultural, intellectual, and social life of the University
- Opportunity to work with great professors and motivated students
- Small classes
- Priority registration until graduation
- Recognition at graduation with a medallion and certificate
- Recognition on your diploma and transcripts
- Upper-division theme classes taught by two professors per class
- Personalized academic advising and guidance
- Opportunity to live in Honors House as a first-year freshman
We offer two different ways to graduate with Honors at Chico State:
Attention Current Honors Students! Important Registration Information.
Click here for instructions on how to pre-register for the newly proposed Honors courses beginning Friday, Apr 12th at 5pm, and find out how the newly redesigned Honors Program will work for you.
Incoming Freshmen Apply Now for Fall 2013!
The Honors Program is still accepting applications from new incoming freshmen for fall 2013. If you apply online you will receive a response confirming our receipt of your application.
Advising for Fall 2013
Walk-in advising is available with Zanja on Tuesdays and Wednesday from 1-3pm. Please check in at the front desk.
Spring '13 Thesis Presentations
Support your fellow Honors students by attending the Honors in G.E. Thesis Presentations, Tuesday May 7th, 6:30pm in SSC150. A reception with light refreshments will follow. Click here to view the evenings program.
Honors Curriculum Redesign
Great news! The Honors in GE curriculum redesign is underway! Current Honors students, meet with your Honors Advisor to find out what this means for you. Zanja's walk-in advising hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 1-3pm.
We are always looking for fresh ideas for events to keep our Honors community connected and having some fun. Have a suggestion? Let us know! Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On November 9, Hugh Hammond celebrated the release of his first album, “The Way Home,” the product of over five years of work that began when Hammond was still attending Chico High School. Although Hammond has been interested in music since he was young, it was his high school choir teacher that mentored him and gave him the push that he really needed to pursue songwriting and composing when she agreed to let Hammond write songs for the choir to perform. Two of the songs on “The Way Home,” ”Eyes” and “Storyteller,” were originally written for the Chico High School choir, and “Eyes” even features the group.Read more