Students have the opportunity to pursue their passions inside and outside their academic major through self-designed experiences. Self-designed experiences allow students to intentionally seek out and participate in opportunities that explore the UHP vision and that encompass our five competencies. They are unique opportunities where, unlike in seminars or pre-approved experiences where faculty, staff, or programs dictate the structure, students are empowered to be the author of their own experience.
Please note the UHP no longer provides honors grants for unpaid research or internships. Students can still complete these as self-designed honors experiences, but cannot receive a grant.
Below is the timeline of self-designed experiences. Below the timeline, each step is explained in greater detail.
Self-designed experiences are just one option for completing honors experience requirements. Students may also enroll in honors seminars or engage in a pre-approved experiences to complete their requirements.