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 DirectorIt is the start of another academic year. The Honors faculty and staff are truly excited to have our students back on campus – it’s been too quiet around the AV. We welcome another great class of 391 first-year students to the Honors Program, raising the total number of students in the program to 1619!

The FA15 class is the largest in the history of the Honors Program! Here is a brief profile:

  •          Average high school GPA: 4.16
  •          Average ACT: 30
  •          Average SAT: 1292
  •          68% female
  •          62% Colorado residents; non-residents from 35 states

This fall our 17 Honors faculty are teaching 22 sections of HONR192 seminar, 7 sections of HONR392 seminar, and 6 sections of HONR492 seminar. An exceptional and enthusiastic group of 46 peer mentors will conduct the recitation sections for HONR192. About 180 students will be completing their Honors thesis in HONR499. It promises to be a great year. 

We are offering 2 sections of a second-year seminar for the first time. The seminars, which meet either AUCC category 3B (HONR292) or 3E (HONR293) requirement, will become part of the Honors curriculum next year, starting with the FA15 entering class. 

On behalf of the Honors faculty and staff, I wish to you all a year filled with learning, personal growth, and adventure. Welcome back!

 Donate to the Honors ProgramRequest Information about CSU

Upcoming Events and Important Dates

Incoming Freshmen Application available mid October

Current Honors Students in good standing can register Oct. 26th. 

Honors Prof Lecture presented by Jeff Boulter Nov. 4th

Fall Recess Nov. 23-27