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Campus Honors Program

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Join a community of students who want to get the most out of their academic experience with the campus honors program.

Students in the campus honors program can pursue any of the university’s four-year and three-year bachelor’s degree programs, so you can tailor the program to suit your passions and goals. 

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

How it works

The curriculum, which amounts to a minimum of 25% of your coursework, includes:

  • 11 courses
  • Specialized Honors modules attached to regular university courses in your major, which focus on your passions and interests
  • Five required honors program-specific courses: FYS-101-Honors First Year Seminar, ENG-120-Honors English Composition I, HON-201-Interdisciplinary Studies I, HON-202-Interdisciplinary Studies, and HON-401-Honors Independent Thesis


As a campus honor student, you'll receive the following benefits. Your participation in the program will be documented in your transcripts and on your diploma.

  • Challenging curricula that aligns with your passion
  • Smaller classes that allows for engaging discussions
  • Emphasis on research and participation in Undergraduate Research
  • Connect with faculty mentors to guide your research
  • Attend honors social events, trips, and conferences 
  • Invitations to meet with visiting speakers and guests
  • Opportunity to participate in community volunteer projects
  • Leadership retreats and other professional development activities
  • Honors Study Abroad
  • Access to the honors suite, where you can study and relax with your peers


Here are the campus honors program requirements for acceptance:

  • Evidence of interest in learning and academic challenge
  • Evidence of personal growth and willingness to tackle complicated social issues
  • High school GPA of 3.0 or better
  • SAT optional
  • Interview with honors program staff

Students typically enter the campus honors program at the beginning of their freshman year, but transfer students and current SNHU students may also be accepted if they have fewer than 60 transfer or completed credits. 

Once accepted, students must:

  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA every semester, as well as grades of “B” or better in all honors program courses and modules
  • Participate in activities and events organized by honors program and honors council
  • Be actively involved in your academic program experience and honors program expectations

Honors Advisory Board

  • Denise Benner, School of Education
  • Sierra Bias, Academic Advising
  • Crystal Bickford, School of Arts and Science
  • Jennifer Carrobis, School of Education
  • Chris Cooper, University Library
  • Michael Evans, Academic Affairs
  • David Humphreys, School of Arts and Science
  • Kostas Karadakis, School of Business
  • Tara Konya, School of Business
  • Debra Leahy, School of International Engagement
  • Lowell Matthews, Honors Program
  • Lauren Maynard, Admission
  • Hannah Morley, Academic Advising
  • Ann Nordmeyer, School of Arts and Science
  • Samantha O'Loughlin, Admission
  • Michael Tasto, School of Business
  • Kyle Viator, School of Engineering, Technology, and Aeronautics
  • Kyle Winters, School of Engineering, Technology, and Aeronautics