Engage in a vibrant community of high-achieving scholars committed to interdisciplinary growth.
University Honors is a vibrant and engaged community of student scholars that excel both in and outside of the classroom. University Honors students focus on their social, intellectual, and personal development through academic, service, research, entrepreneurship, and leadership opportunities. The Honors Program creates unique resources designed to facilitate the success of honors students.
As a member of University Honors, students have access to specialized honors advisors and are able to enroll in smaller honors classes, which provide closer interaction with classmates and professors, as well as greater opportunities for intellectual challenges. Within University Honors, students also take inquiry-based, interdisciplinary Honors Signature Courses, taught by honors instructors selected for their teaching expertise, innovative approach, and commitment to student success. Honors Signature Courses are further enriched by a variety of co- and extracurricular engagement experiences beyond the classroom, which serve to solidify and extend student learning. By taking both Honors Signature Courses and honors sections of core courses required for their degree, students are able satisfy general education requirements, as well as earn points toward University Honors graduation requirements. Learn more about the honors courses on the Course Information page.
University Honors students also have the opportunity for admission into a number of premier programs across campus: Presidential Scholars, Honors Legal Scholars, Seneff Honors Business Scholars, and Honors Medical Scholars.
University Honors students are some of the most engaged and active students on campus. They can be found conducting groundbreaking research with faculty, competing for National Fellowships, serving on the executive boards of many student organizations, and more! Honors students have access to a variety of engagement experiences beyond the classroom and also have the opportunity to to take on leadership roles by ideating, planning, and assisting faculty and staff with coordinating events. Students may also choose to participate in the Honors Student Association (HSA), which hosts engaging social and professional development events that encourage peer-to-peer relationship building. The honors community is an environment designed to offer meaningful undergraduate opportunities that help support students in maximizing their experiences.
Honors student Exclusive ADVANTAGES
All University Honors students are granted priority registration and are the first to register for classes each semester. Students may apply to live in Landis Hall, a premier honors-only residence hall in the middle of campus. Students may also apply for Honors Funding and Awards to assist with expenses for study abroad in one of FSU's many international programs, as well as attendance or presentation at a conference.
Students join University Honors as incoming first-year students or after their first semester at FSU. Students are accepted into the University Honors Program by application only. University Honors students have the opportunity for admission into a number of premier programs across campus. More details on the University Honors admissions process and application information can be found here.
Co- and extracurricular experiences serve to extend student learning outside of the classroom. They include immersive excursions and field trips, research experiences, expert speaker luncheons, music and theatre events, as well as collaboration with honors faculty on undergraduate publications, blogs, and other campus initiatives. More information can be found here.