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Welcome to the University Honors Program

The University Honors Program is a community of independent thinkers committed to the pursuit of academic excellence and global engagement.

About the Program

 Learn about the benefits of becoming a member of the Santa Clara University Honors Program 

Joining Honors

 Learn more information about the Honors application process and apply.

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Current Students

Learn about the Honors requirements, electives, scholarships & fellowships and the Honors Advisory Council.

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The University Honors Program provides small, seminar-style classes that emphasize critical thinking, analytical rigor, effective expression, and interaction among professors and students. Honors classes inspire and enable intellectual risk-taking and lifelong learning and develop globally aware and engaged student leaders for the university community and beyond. The Honors educational experience culminates in a focused, meaningful, and collaborative thesis in senior year. 

Honors classes are designed to fit within the curricula of the humanities, natural and social sciences, business, and engineering. Honors students can major in any undergraduate field offered at Santa Clara University. The University Honors Program welcomes students from diverse geographic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. 

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