University Honors Program

What do Students Learn?

Students in the Honors Program fulfill GE Areas A1, B1, C1, C2, F, UD-B, UD-C, and UD-D (for Honors in General Education) or UD-B, UD-C, and UD-D (for Honors in Upper-Division General Education).

Graduates from the Honors Program will achieve the following learning outcomes.

Honors Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Stay curious and open-minded to ideas within and beyond their own experiences, identities, and academic disciplines.
  2. Foster a positive and inclusive community within the Honors Program and beyond by practicing kindness, empathy, and respect.
  3. Build and maintain interdisciplinary and interpersonal relationships by working together on big questions in the arts, ethnic studies, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.
  4. Investigate and join conversations about issues of structural violence, which may include racism, marginalization, oppression, the erosion of democratic institutions, and environmental injustice.
  5. Understand how to create actionable change in local, regional, and global communities.
  6. Apply interdisciplinary methodologies to design and execute a significant creative project, leadership project, or research project.
The Honors Student Advisory Council proposed a first draft of these learning outcomes in Fall 2023, which were adopted by the Honors Program in Spring 2024.