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The Honors Experience

The UIW Honors Program supports the growth of each Honors student with flexible options to meet personal and professional goals. Every student develops a personal plan to fulfill the requirements for our Honors Program Requirements, comprising of Honors courses, activities in scholarship, and self-development. The Honors experience generally includes five major components:

  1. Advanced, customized courses fulfilling core curriculum requirements.
  2. An in-depth project with a faculty mentor, such as research or creative project in the student's major, or an integrative reflection paper.
  3. An Honors-sponsored social justice trip for hands-on learning and other civic engagement activities.
  4. Supplemental activities for additional depth to the academic experience such as creative portfolios, leadership programs, or cultural emergence workshops.
  5. Professional development experiences including leadership opportunities, internships, mentorship, workshops and luncheons with business and career professionals, formal academic presentations and student-driven service learning.

This Overview of the Honors Point System (PDF)describes the options that earn Honors points. In addition to point-earning activities, students attend 20 events, the "Bucket List," during their undergraduate years to expand their experiences and enhance their appreciation of the world. Our goal is to offer a variety of experiences to help students hone their analytical skills, experience the meaning of social responsibility and gain confidence as citizen-leaders.