Welcome to the University Honors Program!

Academic Village

Our Mission

The goal of the Honors Program is to provide an enriched educational program of study for academically talented and motivated students at Colorado State University. Honors students benefit from small, discussion-based seminars taught by some of the University's finest faculty members, personalized academic advising, priority enrollment, opportunities for leadership, research and community service, and special scholarships. Many Honors students choose to live in one of our Residential Learning Communities.


If this sounds like the sort of college experience you are searching for, then the University Honors Program could be for you!


The Honors Program is open to students in all majors and offers a flexible curriculum through two curricular options.

The State of Honors - Director Don Mykles

The Honors DirectorThe end of the spring term is a time of transition for Honors students, faculty, and staff. On May 11th, we celebrate the graduation of 277 Honors students, who are ready for the next phases in their lives. We are justifiably proud of our graduates, but are sad to see them go. At the same time we are finalizing the admission of our fall 2018 Honors class. At 465 strong, it will be our largest and most diverse class in the history of the University Honors Program. At Ram Orientation this summer, we will introduce them to the UHP curriculum and help them enroll in fall classes. All entering students will take a first-semester Honors seminar taught by a talented group of 16 instructors and a recitation section taught by a fantastic group of 50 peer mentors. Our Honors Welcome event on August 15th features CSU animal sciences professor Temple Grandin, author of “The Autistic Brain.” All students will receive a copy of her book at Ram Orientation to read before they return to campus. Our continuing students are ready for their own adventures this summer, such as internships and jobs, research, summer courses, community service, and study abroad. They return in the fall with renewed energy that vitalizes the Honors Program.


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