University Honors Program

Honors Program

The Honors Program, also called Honors in General Education, adds value to a Chico State degree and enhances opportunities after graduation by providing an innovative, inclusive, and challenging interdisciplinary arts and sciences education that culminates in an integrative capstone project. The program attracts and supports an inquisitive and diverse group of first-year, transfer, and international students through personalized advising, engaged faculty, and intentional community.

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Benefits of the Honors Program

The Honors Program offers students a special way to complete requirements for graduation. There are no additional costs or fees to participate in the Honors Program, but students who complete the program receive special recognition that makes their degree from Chico State even more valuable.

  • Greater involvement in the cultural, intellectual, and social life of the University
  • Opportunity to work with great professors and motivated students
  • Priority registration until graduation
  • Recognition at graduation with a medallion and certificate
  • Recognition on your diploma and transcripts
  • Personalized academic advising and guidance
  • Opportunity to live in Honors Housing
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Student Lounge, Library 216

The Lounge is closed for Winter Break.

When classes resume, stop by for snacks to take out of the library (no food can be consumed in the library).

Masks required at all times.

Student Lounge

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Applications open for all continuing students.
Attention Juniors!
Beginning in Fall 22, there will be two ways to complete Honors in General Education: 1) complete both semesters of the capstone sequence "Interdisciplinary Thesis or Creative Project" (for Upper-Division Area C and Area D, taught by Professor Heather Altfeld or Paul Bailey); or 2) complete both semesters of the new capstone sequence "Leadership, Power, and Change" (for Upper-Division Area C and Area D, taught by Professor Matt Thomas and Brianna Ellis).
Looking for SUTR 276?

If you are trying for find the Honors's classroom (SUTR 276), head to the Hub building, which is across from Sutter Hall and Whitney Hall (dorms); behind Tehama Hall. There are lots of signs on the building's doors that will say "The Hub."

Once inside, head to the right to find the elevator and the stairs. Go to the second floor and head left down the hallway. There are signs that indicate that it is Honors's classroom. It will be the first door on the right, past the bathrooms.  


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