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University Honors Program

Honors Program

Meet with the Director
Honors Program Director Jason Nice is available on Thursdays from 9-11 and Fridays from 9-10.  Click here to join Professor Nice's Zoom Office Hours (code: honors).
Meet with the Advisor!
Honors Program Advisor Tricia Sweet is available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12:30-3:30.  Click here to join Professor Sweet's Zoom Office Hours (code: 7XCSEV).

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
you belong here
Apply Now!
Continuing students and new students for Spring 21 may apply now!  New students for Fall 21 may apply between March 1 and July 15.

The SARC (Student Awards for Reserach and Creativity) applications for the Spring Semester have now closed and are under review.


In response to social distancing, the Honors Office is working remotely. Our physical office is closed at this time. Please be assured that we are checking and responding to applications and emails daily. Please contact us at

Fall 2020 instruction at Chico State - including all instruction in the Chico State Honors Program - is taking place virtually.  However, the Chico State Honors Program faculty take virtual teaching very, very, seriously.  Faculty teaching Fall 2020 Honors classes participated in a three-week "Go Virtual" summer institute so that we can provide you with the very best virtual instruction at Chico State.  Also, all Chico State Honors Program faculty are committed to incorporating live ("synchronous") components to our classes to ensure that you will be fully engaged with your professors and your classmates.  We are confident that Spring 2020 virtual instruction will be an outstanding learning experience for our students.