Honors Program


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The Honors Program at the University of the Incarnate Word adds a level of intellectual inquiry to stimulate curious minds. It provides a challenging curriculum and insightful programs, woven together with the concept of social justice. Included are co-curricular programs in various cultural and academic fields, leadership development, plus networking and service learning opportunities in and out of the classroom.

Through the Honors Program, students gain: 

  • Strengthened analytical skills
  • Exposure to new ways of thinking and asking questions
  • A comfortable environment for exploring provocative societal topics
  • Opportunities to develop professional skills
Will Triebes
"I promise you that Honors is one of those things that you're going to look back and say, "I'm glad that I did this.'"  --Will  ('16 BBA, Sports Mgt)

More Benefits

Honors housing is available to freshmen in Sky View Residence Hall where students create a strong foundation in the "the Honors way." Scholarship money is available annually to students planning to study abroad.

Priority registration means that honors students register for their classes the day before other students, making their chances near 100% for obtaining their ideal schedule.

Early notification of and assistance finding job, internship and scholarship opportunities through the Honors Director. 

Through the work accomplished for the program, students can develop strong, supportive relationships with faculty members. The students themselves have a tight-knit group that supports each other in every imaginable way: socially, emotionally and academically. Study groups, movie nights, intramurals, and interesting discussions on hot topics are all part of the honors lifestyle. What's next is up to you!