Privileges of the Honors College
The Honors College is home to nearly 1,000 students actively engaged in intellectual discovery and in finding their personal paths to achievement. Consider joining our community of scholars to get a small, liberal arts college experience with the resources of a large university. Be inspired to learn more. To think critically. You will achieve more because we expect more. As a result of achieving the Honors College expectations and requirements, you, as an Honors student, will receive several privileges that non-Honors students do not receive. These include, but are not limited to:
The enrollment limit for our classes is 25 students, which means that you have more opportunities to interact with your peers and the faculty, both within and beyond the classroom. Click here to watch a recording of an Honors class.
Honors College students register for classes before students one year ahead of them. For example, sophomore Honors students register the day before all other juniors on campus.
Our instructors are selected from the best teachers on campus. All are committed to your academic achievement within the classroom and care about your intellectual and personal growth.
Through the Honors College, there are a number of scholarship opportunites. For incoming students, over 30 full tuition scholarships and study abroad scholarships are available each year through the Honors College. In addition, scholarships are available for continuing students.
Engaging classroom environments
Our classes are taught from an interactive perspective. Faculty will engage you in the topics and ideas through discussion. They will get to know you and your abilities, and will provide the best possible learning environment.
Personalized academic counseling
Our staff is dedicated to helping you take all of the right classes for your major. They can answer most academic questions you may have regarding the University or your major.
An office staff that is dedicated to your success at BGSU
Our office is here to help you during your time at BGSU. No other group on campus has a more knowledgeable and dedicated staff to assist them through their academic career. The Honors College is also the home to the National Fellowships and Scholarships office, and can provide guidance to students applying for scholarships. Our staff gets to know the students personally, and provides a warm and friendly environment.
Enhanced opportunities for research and learning
Honors students are engaged on a one-on-one basis with many faculty members with research in their chosen academic fields.
Enhanced opportunities for out-of-class learning experiences
The Honors College sponsors a diverse array of student organizations and learning communities like Honors Student Association, Honors Fellows, Honors Scholars, the Honors Learning Community, Honors College Ambassadors, Honors Opening Weekend Group Leaders, Honors Peer Facilitators, Falcon Funded, Free Thinkers Society, Honors Student Advisory Board, and the BGSU Mediation Team. Collectively, these provide opportunities to interact with speakers, travel to off campus events such as plays and musicals, and to develop leadership roles on campus.
Graduate with an Honors degree
Graduating with University Honors is the highest academic accolade on campus. Honors students typically do 20 percent of their curriculum with the Honors College, which allows for all majors to participate. Learn more about graduation requirements for the Honors College.