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.