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Campus Honors Program

Change the World

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

Students in the Honors Program can select from three optional tracks that allow them to focus more intently on their honors thesis. First, Bradley Scholars, are business students that participate in an integrated cohort model where their thesis connects to a real and current business project. These students work together on their honors thesis and take three of their business core classes together as a cohort. Second, Global Scholars, are students that have a thesis that connects to a global and/or international issue and study abroad at least one semester. Our last track is Community Change Scholars, these students connect their thesis to a local community problem that uses action-based research methodology to uncover solutions and recommendations.

All honors students follow the Honors Curriculum Framework that helps them to develop greater self-awareness that connects to social-emotional learning. 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
  • 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