About Honors

The University of Washington Honors Program adds rich dimension to one of the world’s top research universities for undergraduates who are up to the challenge. Students have three options to benefit from our Program: as an interdisciplinary education track, as an in-depth program within their majors, or as a combination of the two. Our core interdisciplinary curriculum promotes expansive critical thinking, engaged global citizenship, and comprehensive learning that builds resilience and collaborative practice. Students may apply to the Honors Program as new freshmen, at the end of their first year, or once they've selected a major.

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Photo of two graduating Honors students hugging their smiling families at Honors Portfolio Celebration.

Celebrate Awesomeness March 7 & 8!

February 23, 2018 | Come show the love for graduating Honors students at Portfolio Celebrations

You are invited to witness the unique reflections and revelations of (mostly) graduating seniors as they present their Interdisciplinary Honors Portfolios, synthesizing classes and experiences at UW. A short reception in the main suite will precede the concurrent presentation sessions. Join us for snacks and celebration!   Honors Suite, Mary Gates Hall 211, Seattle UW campus Wednesday,...

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Bror, Bud, and Bo Saxberg at UW Club on Bud's 90th birthday

Best advice, ever?

February 2, 2018 | Alumni visit from Bror Saxberg confirms that whatever makes you weird is probably the best thing about you.

It’s not often that a former Rhodes scholar, PhD, MD who works for one of the most powerful business leaders in the country drops by to advise students in how (and why) to embarrass themselves as part of a job search. It happens, though, mainly because Bror Saxberg, ’80, still has plenty in common with...

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Drumheller fountain, Mount Rainer in the background

Hey, UW freshmen who thinks across boundaries:

January 19, 2018 | Interdisciplinary Honors WANTS YOU to apply for second year admission!

The Interdisciplinary Honors Program at UW promotes expansive, innovative thinking and conscious global citizenship. Most students apply while seeking admission to the University of Washington, but every year we are delighted to invite a cohort of engaged UW freshmen to join our vibrant community of lifelong learners. Why should YOU research our program and find out...

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