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.

Honors News

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

You’re Invited to Portfolio Celebrations May 23, 24, 30 and 31

May 13, 2018

You’re 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. Learn about the many different ways people decided their majors, found their friends, connected their passions, and more at one (or more) of these celebrations: Wednesday, May 23, from...

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Portrait of Dr. Joel Walker

Joel Walker wins 2018 Honors Excellence in Teaching Award

May 8, 2018

Dr. Joel Walker, an Associate Professor of History and the inaugural holder of the Lawrence J. Roseman Endowed Professorship at the University of Washington, dazzles students with his demanding, high-charisma, multi-faceted approach to history, earning him this year’s coveted Honors teaching award. Each year, UW students present the Honors Excellence in Teaching Award (HETA) to...

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Honors field studies on our shorelines

April 24, 2018

Honors Field studies courses are amazing chances to engage in real-world learning that’s based in our local or domestic environment. Check out this story about interdisciplinary, experiential course, Ecopoetics Along Shorelines, featured in the April 2018 edition of College of Arts & Sciences newsletter, Perspectives: Offered this spring by SMEA, CHID, and the Honors Program, the course...

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