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The honors advantage

Join a community of scholars that maximizes your educational experience at the University of Idaho!

The University Honors Program’s mission is to foster academic excellence and increase your success through curricular and extracurricular activities. Our challenging curriculum, small, discussion-based honors courses with select faculty, additional grant monies for undergraduate research, an honors thesis option, additional academic honors advisors and two honors residential communities offer high-ability students an academic environment in which they can thrive.

Participate in academic enrichment opportunities, including Fireside Chat lectures by honors faculty and editing the student-led honors magazine "The Looking Glass." Present your research and scholarship at regional honors conferences through a program-sponsored trip, join the honors student club or attend cultural events on- and off-campus with free honors event tickets.

Enjoy the support of supplementary academic honors advisors or meet with the Distinguished Scholarships Program faculty fellow to learn about nationally competitive scholarships, such as Goldwater, Fulbright and Udall scholarships.

Make friends with other motivated students from all academic programs and colleges and so much more.

Our Mission

The University of Idaho Honors Program's mission is to engage highly motivated undergraduate students in challenging and creative academic experiences that explore and solve issues of today and tomorrow. We achieve this through diverse learning communities committed to academic excellence, creativity, and innovation.

Our learning communities include:

  • Honors courses taught by select professors that count towards students' degree work and offers an honors thesis option,
  • Honors on-campus residential living-and-learning communities,
  • Honors co-curricular enrichment opportunities that promote faculty-student mentorship outside of the classroom, such as monthly mini-lectures, research grants, excursions to honors conferences, and an active honors student club.

Physical Address:
Idaho Student Union Building
Room 315
875 Perimeter Dr.
MS 2533

Phone: 208-885-0154