Honors Program



The Florida State University Honors Program provides a holistic developmental environment for intellectually curious students through enriching experiences both within and outside of the classroom. We offer a multitude of academic, leadership, and community engagement opportunities to develop students who are scholars and lifelong learners. 

The Honors Program is comprised of two highly successful programs: University Honors and Honors in the Major. In addition, based on their honors application and subsequent in-person interview, incoming University Honors students may be selected to participate in Florida State University’s prestigious Presidential Scholars Program. Upon graduation, alumni can stay connected through mentorship and engagement opportunities with our alumni network, Friends of HSF. Visit the Alumni & Giving page to learn more.

University Honors Program

The University Honors Program is a community of high achieving students dedicated to academic and campus success. High school students can apply to University Honors while completing their general FSU application, and freshmen may apply for lateral admission to the program during their first fall semester.

Honors in the Major Program

The Honors in the Major Program (HITM) supports eligible students in completing and defending an honors thesis in their major, which serves to strengthen their post-graduate endeavors. Students of all disciplines may apply to HITM and pursue traditional research or creative projects.

Presidential Scholars

The Presidential Scholars award is the premier undergraduate merit scholarship at FSU, providing four years of academic and financial support. Presidential Scholars engage in educational, research, and experiential opportunities and build meaningful relationships with university faculty, staff, and a cohort of peers.

Featured News

Unveiling of Former Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Karen Laughlin, memorial stained glass picture. Pictured from left to right are are Sally McRorie (Provost), current Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Joe O'Shea, Cara Axelrod (FSU Admissions Counselor), Brendan Gonzalez (senior Unconquered Scholars student and recipient of inaugural Karen Laughlin Scholarship), and Jim Lee (Chair of Division of Undergraduate Studies Development Council). They are all standing on either side of the newly created stained glass memorial picture of Dean Karen Laughlin, which includes her likeness in stained glass.


OCTOBER 22, 2021
FSU remembers former dean, Karen Laughlin, during a memorial ceremony in the Honors, Scholars, and Fellows House on October 21, 2021. 

Power of WE's The Longest Table at FSU Event. Students sitting at long banquet table sharing a meal and discussion.


OCTOBER 18, 2021
Power of WE hosts sixth annual "The Longest Table at FSU," to bring students of diverse backgrounds together to share a meal and conversation.


Image of Beatrice Dain, Honors in the Major recent graduate, who was one of three FSU student to earn a Fulbright Award. Also link the FSU News article about the 3 FSU recipients.


AUGUST 24, 2021
Three FSU student earn Fulbright Awards, one of which is recent Honors in the Major graduate, Beatrice Dain, who graduated in May from FSU.


Group Image of Summer 2021 Honors Graduates. Link to FSU News story on 08.09.2021 about Honors Medallion graduates.


AUGUST 9, 2021
FSU awards Honors Medallions to summer graduates. The in-person ceremony was held on July 27, 2021 and recognized 30 students graduating with honors.

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