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Welcome to the Honors College

Honors College students sharpen their critical thinking, allowing them to attain comfort with ambiguity, to cultivate innovation and curiosity, and to explore personal values.

BELONG.

The Honors College is a challenging and supportive environment where you can discover the best in yourself. Our small class sizes invite thoughtful, spirited interaction among students who draw strength, focus and inspiration from each other. Professors see the best in you, and expect the best from you. Individualized advising and programming helps you to find a community on campus. The Honors College intentionally focuses on building a community where everyone can belong. So, join us on this journey of intellectual discovery.

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Over 95% of Honors students retain at BGSU

$6.8M+

million dollars received in scholarships each year by Honors students

450+

students participate in the Honors Learning Community

STAND OUT.

Many of our students reflect how the Honors College gives them the confidence to go across campus and make a difference throughout their collegiate career at BGSU and beyond.  Honors students participate in ground breaking research, write music, enrich the university by serving in key leadership roles, and travel abroad to deepen their understanding of the world around them. “The Honors College is a place for BGSU’s brightest and best students to thrive. We strive to create a supportive environment for academic and personal growth, and to prepare students for graduation and for lifelong learning and success.” Simon Morgan-Russell, Ph.D., Dean

Student Success Stories 

BGSU allows Elle Fullenkamp to grow beyond limitations of her small hometown

BGSU allows Elle Fullenkamp to grow beyond limitations of her small hometown

Although education was her major, that was just one part of the journey Elle Fullenkamp made through her years at Bowling Green State University. Student organizations, including the Vagina Monologues, Queer/Trans Student Union and Task Force on Sexual Assault, rounded out her academic career. Read More

BGSU Honors student to enter competitive sales arena

BGSU Honors student to enter competitive sales arena

Derwin Pritchett has a love for sports. He originally became aware of Bowling Green State University through its acclaimed sport management program. The Maryland native visited both BGSU and the University of Michigan before finally deciding to become a Falcon. Read More

Double major is walking his own musical path

Double major is walking his own musical path

Declan Wicks is graduating with degrees in world music and international studies. To many, the sounds of cars driving down a street or wind rustling through the trees may be background noise, but to Wicks these sounds can help define a city, but they also defined his time at BGSU. Read More

GO FAR

The Honors College prepares students to enter competitive internships and graduate programs, while also preparing them for the job market.  Students who have graduated from BGSU’s Honors College have continued their journey of academic excellence at some of the most rigorous graduate and professional programs in the country and have found success landing jobs at competitive national companies.  Just a few of the organizations, graduate schools, and companies are below.  Learn more about student successes here.   

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Discover the Best Version of Yourself through Honors

Learn more about the Honors College and ways you can engage with this exciting, strong community. 

Join us and together we'll embark on an exciting journey of intellectual discovery.

Honors College Events

CONTACT INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

024 Founders Hall
419-372-8504
honors@bgsu.edu

FUTURE STUDENTS

Katrina Heilmeier - Recruiter
024 Founders Hall
419-372-8506
katrilc@bgsu.edu