Honors Program > Prospective Students > Benefits


  • Small classes, generally capped at 20 students
  • Classes that foster active, participatory learning
  • Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural studies
  • Curricular emphasis on second language study and study abroad
  • Faculty guidance in independent research
  • Opportunities to present research or creative work through an Honors Thesis project and the Honors Student Conference
  • Preparation for post-graduate education and professional careers
  • Leadership opportunities in the Honors Program
  • Service projects in the Chicago community
  • Membership in a supportive community of scholars
  • Individualized academic advising
  • Priority registration
  • Student mentor program