Honors Program

The Ashland University Honors Program offers academically talented undergraduate students cross-disciplinary experiences, participation in an intellectual community devoted to discussion and dialogue and special projects and courses that challenge the mind. The cornerstone of the Honors Program is the belief that intellectual stimulation and camaraderie among Honors students give them a more complete college experience. The experiences you have through the Honors Program will challenge you and also make you more appealing to top graduate schools and employers.

Honors Program opportunities include:

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  • Honors core courses centered on discussion and dialogue and capped at 15 students
  • Priority enrollment in all classes
  • Peer mentoring for freshmen
  • Optional honors housing to further enhance your learning environment
  • Limited number of scholarships available for incoming Honors Program freshmen
  • Study groups and lecture series for Honors students
  • Honors social events such as game nights, Pizza with the Profs, wallyball, Honors Retreat and more
  • Honors Capstone Project through which you work closely with a faculty member on an in-depth original project related to your major
  • Study abroad experiences have included the May 2013 Grecian and Turkish Odyssey and the upcoming 2015 Italy: The Grand Tour

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Apply to the Honors Program today!

The Ashland University Honors Program is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council.

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Honors Alum

See what people are saying about our programs.

  • Rob Woodward
    Rob Woodward - 2013
    The Honors Program helped me explore non-major topics in-depth through the more rigorous versions of the Honors core courses.
  • Anna Falls
    Anna Falls - 2013
    The Honors Program has helped me to present a well-rounded application to medical schools.
  • Justin Nolan
    Justin Nolan - 2013
    The Honors Program has definitely helped me find my career and challenged me along the way.
  • Paul Dyczkowski
    Paul Dyczkowski
    I am thankful that Ashland University offers an Honors Program, as it has encouraged me to remain dedicated, focused, and humble in the pursuit of unraveling just what truth and honor and knowledge are and how we know about them and what they are good for. I would be at a loss if the Honors Program... more