The Undergraduate Honors Program in University College offers high-achieving students the opportunity to join a learning community dedicated to an exceptionally rigorous, flexible, and independent program of study that takes advantage of courses and services across Washington University. The program includes academic and co-curricular activities that build on the experience of adult learners; fosters intellectual curiosity; and strengthens skills in critical thinking, reading, writing, and research. Honors Program course work also engages students with ethical questions, historical and cultural forces, and global perspectives.
Upon completion of the Honors Program, eligible students will be awarded the BS cum laude, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude through achievement of minimum cumulative averages of 3.65, 3.75, or 3.85 respectively, recommendation by the academic department or program, and evaluation of the research and writing project. Honors Program components include dedicated honors courses; additional courses on the American experience and global environment; day course options in Arts & Sciences; departmental research project; Latin Honors; capstone presentation; dedicated advising; dedicated co-curricular activities; and scholarships for honors students.
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