The Honors Program at University of the Sciences offers exceptional students the opportunity for specialized, intensive learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom.
The program is open to students in all majors, though not everyone can be accepted into this small, highly-motivated group of students.
If you take part, you will be recognized as an honors scholar.
As an honors student, you will take part in special honors classes and recitations. The workload for these classes is not harder than others at University of the Sciences, but different. For example you may do more advanced experiments in a lab course. You may tour historic sites for a history class, or meet with a visiting author in your writing class. You will work in smaller classes and have more independent and group projects.
In addition to your regular academic advisor, you will also meet regularly with the Director of the Honors Program, Professor Roy R. Robson. He will be able to help you make your schedule, plan travel and research, and get you involved with service learning and mentorship.
The Honors Program regularly brings important scientists, authors, politicians, or artists to campus. You will have the opportunity to meet with them in small groups, maybe share a meal, and hear them speak at a more formal lecture or performance, all geared to you. Recent speakers have included Dava Sobel (author of Longitude, The Planets, and Galileo’s Daughter) and Jane Golden, the founder and director of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.
Honors Mentorship and Service
As an honors student you will get to work within the Philadelphia community and on campus. You may be a mentor to a high school student interested in your area of study. You may tutor other University of the Sciences students in your areas of strength. Your ability to serve will be bounded only by your imagination. To get some ideas on service learning at the University, check out the service learning website.
Honors Special Registration
You will have the opportunity to register early for courses, making sure you get the courses you need to fit into an honors schedule.
More Information and Application
The program is competitive and applications are considered as a whole. The Honors Committee looks for both academically superior students and students with special strengths in other areas such as music, art, drama, and debate.
Highly qualified applicants to the University of the Sciences may be invited into the Honors Program as incoming students. Students already on campus generally apply to the Honors Program at the beginning of the second semester each year.
Applications for the Honors Program are now open. Applications will be accepted until 2/9/13 11:59pm. Click here to access the application.
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