Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever
– Mahatma Gandhi
Honors in General Education
Honors in General Education allows students to participate in a vibrant academic community throughout their entire career at Chico State. Honors students satisfy their General Education (GE) requirements by taking Honors versions of lower division GE courses, as well as unique Honors courses and a specialized Honors upper division theme. Participation in honors qualifies you for priority registration for classes, eligibility to live in Honors House, and special recognition at commencement and on your diploma.
Honors in the Major
The Honors in the Major program allows you to work closely with a faculty mentor in your area of interest on an original research or performance project. This year-long collaboration allows you to work in your field at a professional level and culminates in a public presentation of your work. Students sometimes take their projects beyond the university for submission in professional journals, presentation at conferences, or competition in shows. Such experience is valuable for graduate school and professional life. Your Honors work will be recognized at your graduation, on your permanent transcripts, and on your diploma. It is often accompanied by letters of commendation from your mentor in the department or the department chair.