Passionate People, Powerful Dreams
The University Honors Program (UHP) provides an academically challenging environment where students have the freedom to explore their interests and the support to achieve their goals. Passionate faculty and peers inspire students to learn more, do more, and be more.
Focused strategically within the goals of UC|21, the University’s visionary academic plan, the UHP promotes real-world learning, scientific and technological innovation (advancement), and creativity in the arts, design and the humanities. Students are empowered to be leaders and innovators within their respective local and global communities.
With an enrollment of 1500 students, University Honors is the only program at UC comprised of a highly selective student body from all undergraduate disciplines and colleges. Students are encouraged to work and learn together through honors seminars and experiential learning projects focused in one or more of these thematic areas:
- Community engagement
- Global studies
- Research and creative arts
University Honors students excel in a wide array of activities on campus and in the community, winning numerous awards and recognition for their accomplishments. UHP students traditionally win a large majority of each year’s prestigious Presidential Leadership Medals of Excellence, with similar success rates for the Mr. Bearcat and C-Ring awards. In addition, the University’s Homecoming Queen and King are most often University Honors students.
Your support will help us achieve our goal of being one of the premier and most innovative honors programs in the country.