Supporting Scholars

Greater Opportunities for Success

The Honors College offers distinguished faculty, small classes, intellectual challenges and involvement in scholarship and research. BGSU’s dynamic, innovative academic environment asks you to open yourself to new ideas, learn in a larger, integrated context and continually grow and achieve.

BGSU Honors students engage in independent research and scholarly inquiry through the Honors Project. For two semesters, you will work one-on-one with faculty members to expand your knowledge in your field of interest.

Honors College students can choose to live with other scholars in the Honors Learning Community (HLC). The HLC is a vibrant housing option located in Founders Hall. Living in the HLC enriches the university experience for academically motivated students.

Those interested in this option should apply to the Honors College early and should also concurrently request enrollment in the Honors Learning Community by visiting

Full tuition Scholarship

High Distinction Scholarship Competition

Compete for this renewable scholarship through the Honors College.

Accelerated Masters 

Get a head start on your graduate education with an accelerated masters degree in Accounting, Analytics, Business, Criminal Justice, Economics, Media and Communications or Special Education. Many programs provide early admission to undergraduate students as early as their junior year.

Bring your Credits 

Advanced Placement, College Credit Plus, College-level Examination Program (CLEP) and other college credits allow for more time to study abroad, take a full-time internship or secure a second major.