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Honors Program

Honors Program

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About the Honors Program

The University Honors Programs provides Santa Clara's most able students with intellectual opportunities based in small, seminar-style classes. With no more than 17 students each, seminars emphasize analytical rigor, effective expression, and interaction among professors and students. In the classroom and elsewhere on campus, students enjoy a level of collaboration exceptional even at Santa Clara.

The course of study combines broadly based, liberal learning with depth of specialization in a major field. Honors Program classes are designed to fit within the curricula of the humanities, natural and social sciences, business, and engineering. Possible majors include every undergraduate field in the university.

Honors Program students participate fully in campus life. They enroll in many regular-session classes, live in the residence halls, and join in co-curricular and service activities.

Faithful to the university's history and identity, the University Honors Program welcomes students from diverse geographic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. All are young men and women blessed with rare potential for responsible leadership in their communities and professions.

Honors Program News

February 2015

SCU NAMED 2014 FULBRIGHT TOP PRODUCER!

November 2014

UNIVERSITY HONORS STUDENT WINS PRESTIGIOUS RHODES SCHOLARSHIP 

May 2014

FOUR SCU UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM STUDENTS WIN PRESTIGIOUS FULBRIGHT AWARDS AND TWO WIN NSF AWARDS!

April 2013

THREE SCU HONORS STUDENTS WIN PRESTIGIOUS FULBRIGHT FELLOWSHIPS THIS YEAR!

July 2012

DIRECTOR, LEAD SCHOLARS PROGRAM, HONORS PROGRAM AND FELLOWSHIPS 

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How to Apply

 

 

If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.

-Neil Gaiman

 

Fall Quarter Events

Sep. 16: First-Year Student Move-in and Reception

Sept. 17: Mandatory Meeting for First-Year Students

Sep. 22: UHP Senior Thesis Meeting

Sep. 23: UHP Senior Thesis Meeting Make-Up

Oct. 5: Fall Fellowship Workshop

Oct. 24: UHP Sophomore Meeting

Nov. 10: Mansfield Information Meeting