About the Honors Program

During the first two years in the Honors Program, students will focus on reflectively integrating their classes and experiences through the Core questions. Each student will be assigned a faculty mentor to aid in this process. Mentors will meet with their students over lunch or coffee or on a walk around campus. They may go to dinner, take in a soccer game, or see a play. During these encounters, discussions will ensue about how ideas from classes fit together, where the student’s passions are leading him or her, and what intellectual avenues he/she might want to pursue. Each year, students will write essays reflecting on the Core questions in the context of the classes taken and their lives. Beyond that, reflection essays will chart the growth and direction of the student over the first two years. At the end of their second year, students will participate in a reflective retreat and develop personal statements to aid them in taking full advantage of the opportunities available to them in their final two years.

The curricular requirements for the Honors Program include one three-credit hour Honors Course each year and six credits that meet only Honors Program requirements. To remain active in the Honors Program, students must maintain a GPA of 3.3, complete all Honors assignments/courses, and be regular participants in Honors events.

Year Required Curriculum Course Additional Honors Course / Activity
Year 1

Honors Core Course (3 credits)

currently PHL 150H

HON 101 - Colloquium (2 credits)
Year 2

Honors Core Course (3 credits)

currently THE 205H

HON 201 (1 credit)
Year 3 Junior Honors Course (3 credits) HON 301 (1 credit), Honors Reading Course (1 credit) 
Year 4 Senior Honors Project (3 credits) Honors Reading Course (1 credit) 

503.943.8264 | honors@up.edu

The Office of Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We are located in Buckley Center 114.