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Honors Program

Welcome to University 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. For more information, please read our Honors Program Brochure. (PDF)

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 Housing

We Offer Two Different Ways to Graduate With Honors at Chico State:



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. is the best way to contact us. 

We look forward to seeing all of you in the Fall. Be Safe, and know that we are still here for you!

Article by Professor Heather Altfeld in North American Review
On the Feeble Attempt to Teach Beauty(opens in new window) - Check out this article in the North American Review that Professor Heather Altfeld wrote on teaching "Beauty."

Article by Professor Heather Altfield on the Literary Hub website 

Every Day, Another Language Dies - Check out this article on the Literary Hub website that Professor Heather Altfeld wrote about the languages of the past and present. 

Honors GE Planning Sheet (PDF)