Director's Welcome

Thank you for visiting the Florida State University Honors Program website. I am proud to be the new director (as of August, 2016) of this outstanding program. Whether you join the Honors Program through University Honors or Honors in the Major, the Honors faculty and staff are committed to helping motivated students exceed their expectations. Already I am impressed with the activities of our students. For example, the following students had some amazing experiences during the summer of 2016.

Natalie Jones received a scholarship sponsored by the Department of State to live in Japan.

Alexandra Barth received a grant from the National Science Foundation to do research at MIT.

Ben Pifer worked in a laboratory at FSU that studies a virus that is known to cause several types of human cancer.

Amanda Schell participated in a program in Washington, D.C. that provided her with unparalleled access to leaders in international affairs.

The Honors Program at Florida State provides an outstanding undergraduate educational experience. Our small classes provide access to faculty similar to small, liberal arts colleges but we also provide research opportunities that are only available at a major, research university. Our Honors students are leaders in many university organizations, they win national and international awards, they volunteer in the local and global community, all of which bring distinction to Florida State University.


Dr. Mark L. Kearley