2013-2014 Student Handbook

Academic Enrichment Programs

The Honors College

  • 212 M.D. Anderson Library
    713-743-9010
    www.uh.edu/honors/

    Created to serve the intellectual needs of gifted under-graduates, The Honors College provides the careful guidance, flexibility and personal instruction that nurture a dedication to individual excellence. Members of the college are encouraged to sharpen special skills in pursuit of their personal academic goals. The Honors College at the University of Houston serves the intellectual needs of gifted undergraduates in more than 100 fields of study. We provide the careful guidance, flexibility, and personal instruction that nurture excellence. For the 350 students who join us each fall, we offer the best of both worlds—the advantages of a small college without sacrificing the resources and rich diversity of a large university. Our faculty and staff believe that a university education should offer more than the acquisition of skills for the workplace. The Honors College challenges the university's finest students to develop the attributes of mind and character that enhance all facets of life. For the students who qualify for membership, The Honors College offers special privileges including priority registration, merit scholarships, additional faculty advising, opportunities for individual study and a chance to live in honors housing.

    To be admitted to the College, students must complete our on-line application, provide SAT or ACT scores, transcripts and a sample of formal written work. For further information, refer to the Undergraduate Studies catalog.