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Honors Student Experiences


Because of my contracts and thesis, I discovered what I'm passionate about and decided what career path I wanted to pursue.

Natalie Homan

Honors challenged me and helped me to work harder in my education. The Honors Capstone prepared me for graduate work better than anything else in my schooling.

John Kidd

Latest News on the Blog

  • University Honors Program Featured ...

    The USU Honors Program prides itself on creating a unique intellectual community, both on and off campus. A recent article in Utah State Magazine showcases that community and highlights some of the many Honors students and alumni who are working to change the world. Creating close faculty-student …

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  • Shakespeare Festival Trip...

    Over Labor Day weekend, ten USU Honors students had the unique opportunity to travel to the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City. Sponsored by the Office of Development, this trip allowed Honors students from a range of majors to meet alumni from around the state …

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  • Honors Graduate Publishes Novel...

    Honors graduate Mackenzi Lee published her first novel, This Monstrous Thing, in September 2015.  Mackenzie graduated from USU in 2012 with a degree in History and then earned her MFA in children’s and young-adult literature from Simmons College. Her website describes her work; she writes “books that …

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