Applying for Honors Programs
In most cases, the process of applying for an honors program is separate from that of applying for admission. The honors programs available to incoming transfer students are connected to the area of study the student is pursuing. As a result, applicants who are interested in pursuing a double major may apply for honors programs in as many majors as they plan to pursue.
Business Honors Program
Deadline: May 15
Incoming transfer students who will be sophomores can apply for the Business Honors Program. Learn about applying and complete the online Sophomore Business Honors Application. Applicants are required to submit their complete BHP application, including an essay, resume, and a letter of recommendation, by May 15.
Natural Sciences Honors Programs
Most of the honors programs in the College of Natural Sciences accept transfer applications. (Health Science Honors does not.)
The College of Natural Sciences Honors Programs include both college-wide and departmental honors program opportunities that provide small honors classes and dedicated academic advising.
- Dean's Scholars Honors Program: Dean's Scholars pursue honors degrees in the Natural Sciences major of their choice. These honors degrees focus on innovative and interdisciplinary curriculum, extensive elective hours and continuous research culminating in an Honors Research Thesis. For spring entry into the program, the application deadline is December 15; for fall entry, the deadline is June 15.
The departmental honors programs include Computer Science's Turing Scholars Program and Human Ecology's Nutritional Sciences and Human Development & Family Sciences Honors Programs.
- Turing Scholars offers an intensive, accelerated path through the core Computer Science curriculum and extensive research opportunities. The Turing Scholars Application for transfer applicants is accepted on a rolling basis.
- Human Ecology's honors programs offer robust internship opportunities, faculty-guided research and personalized academic support through small classes and specialized advising.
Plan II Honors Program
Transfer admission into the Plan II Honors Program is currently suspended.
University Honors Center
More information about university honors programs is available from the University Honors Center.