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What is Honors?

The most dynamic, ambitious, creative students at USU have the opportunity to think for themselves in the Honors program, which offers the following benefits:

·      First-year interdisciplinary Honors seminars that explore global issues and satisfy USU’s General Education Breadth requirements

·      Co-curricular activities and exclusive access to visiting speakers, designed to place Honors students at the heart of USU’s intellectual community

·      Year-long, interdisciplinary “Think Tank” seminars that seek practical, creative solutions to real local problems and satisfy both of USU’s General Education Depth requirements

·      Practical applications of academic learning, through internships, study abroad, research, grant writing, scholarly or creative presentations, and service projects

·      Professional development activities, including training in application writing, social mixers with USU faculty, mentoring for fellowship candidates, internship preparation, and leadership opportunities

·      Special Transcript Designations for University Honors, Service-Learning Scholars, Global Engagement Scholars, and Undergraduate Research, options that students may combine

·      Capstone or thesis projects that set students apart professionally by giving them a concrete product that showcases their academic experience

·      Membership in a community of Honors students, faculty, and alumni who are now – or will soon be – leaders in their fields