Program Benefits The Honors Program includes benefits both during and beyond the college years. During college, you'll be a part of a community committed to academic excellence. You'll brainstorm with classmates, create projects based on your passions, and spend your classroom time learning aside like-minded colleagues. After college, you will have a strong foundation to go on to grad school - or find a job where you can use the skills you learned as part of the honors program to provide value to an employer. Benefits of the Honors Program include: Academic Excellence: Specifically designed courses tailored to abilities and needs of the program participants. Increased choice in course selection (e.g., substituting upper-division courses for lower-division courses when appropriate). Ongoing student-faculty interaction. Honors components in academic majors and other courses. Senior Honors Project and opportunity for independent study. Community Involvement: Shared experience with peers in the program. Unique co-curricular and service activities. Acknowledgement: Honors Scholarship while participating in the Honors Program in good standing. Identification of courses with Honors credit on academic records and transcripts. Honors Program Diploma, as well as special recognition at Commencement.