About the University Honors Program
What is the University Honors Program?
The University Honors Program provides an enriched curriculum
and special opportunities for exceptional, high-achieving students. Each year, freshmen who
are admitted into this program attend the University Honors
Colloquium, a weekly forum that features stimulating lectures by
distinguished faculty as well as informative presentations from
directors of academic programs. As they work to meet their
liberal studies requirements, University Honors students then have the
chance to take small, honors-only courses and special topic seminars
with some of the university’s best researchers and teachers.
With its emphasis on small classes taught by top faculty, this
program provides the atmosphere of a small liberal arts college within a
large research university.
Why should I participate in the University Honors Program?
- Smaller Classes: Honors sections of regular courses are generally limited to 25 students; honors seminars to 15 students;
- Access to Faculty: Honors classes are taught
by distinguished faculty. Professors of all disciplines are
committed to bringing undergraduate students into their laboratories,
studios, and theaters, not only to learn but to act as initiators and
researchers of the highest level of scholarship. These teachers
can become your mentors and advisors;
- Great Peers: Because the classes are
smaller, you can get to know other motivated, interesting
students. Two student organizations, the Honors Student Associaltion and
Honors Delegates, foster these connections, and provide social and
service activities for the Honors community;
- Specialized Advisors: Our experienced honors
advisors will work with you on an individual basis to achieve your
unique academic and professional goals;
- “Head-start” on Medical or Law School: You
can compete to earn a place in the Honors Medical Scholars Program or
the Honors Legal Scholars Program, two professional-track programs that
are open only to students in the University Honors Program;
- Study Abroad Grants: As an Honors student, you may apply for small grants to study abroad in one of FSU’s many international programs;
- Honors-only Residence Hall: University
Honors students may apply to live in Landis Hall, a premier honors-only
residence hall that is right in the middle of campus; and
- Early Registration: University Honors students have the special privilege of being able to register for courses at the same time as seniors.
You can also view our printed brochure for an overview of what Honors has to offer.