Why Choose Honors @ UD?

Challenge ▪ Enrichment ▪ Community

The University of Delaware aspires to develop students with skillful, creative, and informed thinking; clear speaking and writing; sound judgment; and the ability to work collaboratively. Honors students exhibit intellectual promise and a record of taking advantage of opportunities for further academic engagement.

Living/Learning Community
• 450 students enter in the Honors Program each year
• Freshmen live together in Louis Redding Hall with residential peer mentors
• Upperclassmen have Honors housing options on The Green
• On and off-campus activities and programs are planned by fellow Honors students

Smaller Classes
• Higher expectations
• Challenging curricula
• Emphasis on writing and discussion
• First-year interdisciplinary colloquia w/ peer writing tutors
• Advanced lab work
• Connections with faculty

Special Opportunities
• Academic planning assistance for complex major/degree combinations
• Honors Study Abroad
• Priority Registration
• Honors Alternative Spring Break
• Leadership positions
• Undergraduate Research
• Enrichment funds available approved outside the classroom activities
• Honors Private Music Study for Honors freshmen (non-music majors and minors)
• Advising for prestigious national and international scholarships (Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, and Truman)

• General Honors Award (awarded after the sophomore year)
• Honors Degree (non-thesis option, awarded at graduation)
• Honors Degree with Distinction (thesis required, awarded at graduation)

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Is the Honors Program for You?

  • Did you challenge yourself in high school, taking the most rigorous course of study offered?
  • Do you want to continue that level of intellectual engagement at the college level?
  • Do you want to be part of a community of scholars who share your same educational focus?
  • Are you looking for a smaller college experience with all of the benefits of a larger, research institution?
  • Do you like in-depth class discussions, advanced lab work, taking intellectual risks, meeting difficulty challenges, and writing opportunities?
  • Are you looking for enrichment activities both inside and outside the classroom?
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