Honors Program

Honors Program

Mission Gardens
About the Honors Program

The University Honors Programs provides Santa Clara's most able students with intellectual opportunities based in small, seminar-style classes. With no more than 17 students each, seminars emphasize analytical rigor, effective expression, and interaction among professors and students. In the classroom and elsewhere on campus, students enjoy a level of collaboration exceptional even at Santa Clara.

The course of study combines broadly based, liberal learning with depth of specialization in a major field. Honors Program classes are designed to fit within the curricula of the humanities, natural and social sciences, business, and engineering. Possible majors include every undergraduate field in the university.

Honors Program students participate fully in campus life. They enroll in many regular-session classes, live in the residence halls, and join in co-curricular and service activities.

Faithful to the university's history and identity, the University Honors Program welcomes students from diverse geographic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. All are young men and women blessed with rare potential for responsible leadership in their communities and professions.

Two SCU Students Awarded Goldwater "Honorable Mention" in 2017 Competition!

"The Goldwater is the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering in America"

Delaney Gray (University Honors Program)
Field of Study: BioEngineering
Career Goal: genetic diseases or personalized medicine
Mentor: Dr. Leilani Miller

Jennifer Yin
Field of Study: Biochemistry and Biology
Career Goal: design of pain medications, focusing on improving targeted drug delivery while working in a national laboratory.
Mentors: Dr. Grace Stokes, Dr. Janice Edgerly-Rooks

2017 Goldwater Press Release

 

2016 AWARDS

Level I Application

UHP Events – Fall 2018

Friday, September 14, 2018

  • Early move-in for first year students only
  • Reception for first year students and family, 4:30-6pm (in front of Varsi Hall)

Saturday, September 22 (First year students only)

  • First year lunch, 11-1pm (Williman Room, Benson Center)

Monday, September 24 (Seniors only)

  • MANDATORY Senior Thesis Meeting, 6-7pm (Bannan 127)
  • attendance is required at either this meeting OR the 9/25 meeting

Tuesday, September 25 (Seniors only)

  • MANDATORY Senior Thesis Meeting, 6-7pm (Bannan 127)
  • attendance is required at either this meeting OR the 9/24 meeting

Monday, October 15 (Sophomores only)

  • MANDATORY Sophomore Meeting, 6-7pm (Bannan 127)
  • attendance is required at either this meeting OR the 10/16 meeting

Tuesday, October 16 (Sophomores only)

  • MANDATORY Sophomore Meeting, 6-7pm (Bannan 127)
  • attendance is required at either this meeting OR the 10/15 meeting

Wednesday, November 14 (10 students chosen by lottery)

  • President's Reading Series Dinner, 6-7:30pm