Welcome to the University Honors Program

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:

Announcements

Summer 2016 Office Hours

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday

7:00 to 5:30

Closed Friday

Honors Students Awarded Grant to Develop Sustainable Storm Water Filters

Congratulations to fellow honors students Harrison Mills (Chemistry), and Sophia Bauer (Environmental Science), who are on a team of six students awarded a $15,000 grant from the EPA! The project will develop green methods for filtering urban storm water runoff in order to reduce the impact of sediments, pesticides, metals and other pollutants on local aquatic ecosystems.

Honors Student Awarded at CCMA Event

Congratulations to honors student Whitney Urmann, who receieved an honorable mention for the best editorial in The Orion at the California College Media Association Awards! Urmann's award was among five others that The Orion won at the event in Los Angeles.

Honors Professor Selected for Global Poetry Prize

California State University, Chico professor Heather Altfeld has received the inaugural Poets at Work Book Prize for her first poetry collection, “The Disappearing Theatre.”

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Student Research & Creativity Award Winners

Congratulations to the Winners of the Provost's Research & Creativity Awards for Summer 2016!

On the Feeble Attempt to Teach Beauty

Click here to check out this article in the North American Review that Professor Heather Altfeld wrote on teaching "Beauty."

Honors Office New Location

MLIB 171

Fall Welcome 2016!

Director John Mahoney and the Honors Program staff invite all new and continuing Honors students to our annual Fall Welcome event! Join us SUNDAY, AUGUST 21st from 4:00-6:00PM in SELVESTER'S CAFE located by the creek right behing Kendall Hall. Enjoy a delicious meal while you meet and socialize with each other, Honors faculty and some of our administrative staff. You may even win a prize! This event for Honors students only is a great way to get acquainted and kick off the new semester with some fun!

Since we are serving food, PLEASE RSVP by email to hnrs@csuchico.edu to let us know that you will attend.

Honors Spotlight

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