Honors Program Mission and Benefits


The Honors Program introduces its students to the habits of the mind associated with a liberal arts education in the Christian tradition.  The relationship of the “tassel and the cross” is an integration many think cannot exist in modern culture.  The Honors Program strives to facilitate a renewed emphasis upon a Christian liberal arts education that strives to instill a balanced learning experience, including the humanities, letters, the sciences, and the arts.  To that end, we have structured our courses around a set of ideas, concepts and themes that have been central to the development of our Christian tradition and our Western heritage.  In the end, each student’s time in the Honors Program will not only be characterized by the relationships with their instructors, but also by their interactions both in and outside of the classroom.


As an Honors student, you can expect to:
  • Become part of a highly-motivated community of students who enjoy the research and learning process as much as you do.
  • Participate in small cohorts and classes where you will not only know all the students in your year, but also in the program itself.
  • Take courses specifically created for honors students and taught by a team of honors-approved faculty from different disciplines that are designed to help you explore our Christian tradition and Western heritage more deeply from an interdisciplinary perspective.
  • Work closely with professors to explore research topics that interest you.
  • Prepare for your future by receiving extensive one-on-one time with your Honors Program advisors, as well as additional support from our Career Services Center.
  • Gain research experience that will help prepare you for graduate school or a career in your chosen field.