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:
- Advanced, customized courses fulfilling core curriculum requirements.
- An in-depth project with a faculty mentor, such as research or creative project in the student's major, or an integrative reflection paper.
- An Honors-sponsored social justice trip for hands-on learning and other civic engagement activities.
- Supplemental activities for additional depth to the academic experience such as creative portfolios, leadership programs, or cultural emergence workshops.
- 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.