Honors Program


Go for the Honors
Join a community of students who want to get the most out of their academic experience with Southern New Hampshire University’s Honors Program.

Students in the Honors Program can pursue any of the university’s four-year bachelor’s degree programs, so you can tailor the program to suit your interests and goals. Plus, Honors Program students receive an annual $2,000 scholarship.

The Honors Program provides motivated students with an atmosphere where academic excellence is expected, where a challenging curriculum fosters independent thinking, and where they are encouraged to be actively involved in their education.

How it works
The curriculum, which amounts to a minimum of 25 percent your course work, includes:

  • 11 courses.
  • specialized honors labs and modules attached to regular university courses.
  • three Honors Program-specific courses: Honors 201 and 202 Interdisciplinary Studies and Honors 401 Honors Thesis.

As an honors student, you will receive:

  • Annual $2,000 scholarships.
  • Opportunities for honors social events, trips, conferences, meetings with visiting speakers, special programs, volunteering, retreats and other enriching activities.
  • Early course registration and other academic privileges.
  • Access to the Honors Lounge, where you can study and relax with your peers.

Your participation in the program will be documented in your transcripts and on your diploma.


  • SAT Optional
  • A high school GPA of 3.2 or better
  • An outstanding entrance essay
  • Evidence of interest in learning, personal development and service
  • Interview required for all students interested in participating in the 3Year Honors Program in Business Administration

Students typically enter the program at the beginning of freshman year, but transfer students may also be accepted if they have fewer than 60 transfer credits.

Once accepted, students must:

  • maintain a 3.0 GPA every semester as well as grades of “B” or better in all Honors Program experiences. participate in various Honors Program committees and campus organizations.
  • be actively involved in running their own programs