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Honors Program

The Honors Program offers exceptional students the opportunity for enriched learning experiences through a rigorous curriculum that promotes independent critical thinking and interdisciplinary experiences.  

Students are automatically considered for the Honors Program at the time of application to the university and are selected for the program by the Honors Program Committee based on high school academic records, service, and activities. Those who wish to be considered for the Honors Program should submit the Common Application by the priority consideration deadline of December 1. Common Applications received after the priority deadline will receive consideration as space in the Honors Program permits. 

Typically, honors students come from the top 10% of an incoming class and have outstanding test scores and class ranking. The Honors Program seeks students with special strengths in areas such as leadership, debate, and the arts. If you’ve been invited to join our Honors Program as a new student, you will receive information via mail. 

Note: University of the Sciences and Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) have reached a definitive agreement to join together on June 1, 2022 and combine the excellence and traditions of two renowned schools, as one—Saint Joseph’s.* When you arrive on campus in the fall, we fully expect the integration to be complete, creating one University, including the SJU Honors Program. You will benefit from USciences’ expertise in healthcare and science joined with Saint Joseph’s strengths in business, education and liberal arts. You can find more information and updates about the planned USciences and Saint Joseph’s merger at

For more information about the honors program, please contact Dr. Stephen Moelter at

* Finalization of this merger is pending routine regulatory and accreditation requirements including approval by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.


Stephen Moelter, PhD
Director, University Honors Program


Office Location: Kline Hall, Room 218
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495