Enjoy the benefits of going Honors!
"From the perspective of the students, the best benefit of being in the Honors Program is meeting other honors students. Being able to take a course that is full of students who are just as motivated as you are helps keep you working hard, and hard work is the most important thing in terms of getting value out of education."
-Mark Pingle, economics professor and Honors Program faculty
Benefits of being a part of the Honors Program at the University of Nevada, Reno are many. They include:
- Honors Curriculum - Taught by distinguished faculty and tailored for Honors Program students, Honors courses are available in the University's core curriculum, in the student's major, and as electives.
- Dynamic instruction - The University's most highly regarded faculty teach in the Honors Program. These instructors probe more deeply into theory or venture further into application, often through a multidisciplinary approach.
- Small class size - Most Honors classes are limited to a maximum of 25 students.
- Honors Residential Scholars Community (HRSC) - This living learning community is open to all incoming Honors freshmen who wish to live in the residence halls. The HRSC offers students the opportunity to develop strong friendships with other Honors students while fostering a supportive and academically enriching living environment.
- Honors Advisement - A personal Honors advisor monitors Honors students' progression through the Honors Program to help them reach their academic goals.
- Priority Registration - Honors students have the privilege to register for classes at an earlier time than most undergraduate students each semester.
- Office of Undergraduate Research - Offers research awards to Honors seniors working on their thesis.
- Office of Undergraduate Fellowships - Provides advice and assistance to candidates interested in applying for national fellowships such as the Fulbright, Gates Cambridge, Goldwater, Madison, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, Truman and Udall.
- Special recognition at graduation - All students graduating in the Honors Program receive special recognition graduation and the Honors convocation ceremony. Additionally, students' final transcripts indicate the successful completion of the Honors Program, Honors courses are identified, and senior thesis titles are printed on the transcript.
- Campus-wide support - The Honors Program is university-wide and compatible with all academic majors.