The first two years in the Honors program allow students to explore various academic disciplines and to create connections within an intellectual community of peers, faculty, and local leaders. Every first-year student must take at least one Introductory Honors seminar; as an added benefit, these courses also meet USU’s General Education Breadth requirements. The Honors seminars investigate big questions about cultural, socio-economic, scientific, and technological issues facing our global community and thus introduce students to shared concerns across academic disciplines.
In addition to their coursework, Honors students participate in at least three co-curricular events each year. These scholarly or artistic presentations extend learning beyond the classroom, situating students within the campus community. The Honors program deepens this experience by creating regular special opportunities for students to meet and converse with faculty, visiting scholars, and performers on campus.