The Bryant Honors Program is for bright, achievement-oriented students committed to pursuing an enriched educational experience. The mission of the Program is to offer its members a unique, personalized experience to enrich their academic, social, cultural, and professional talents in a mentor-oriented environment.
Every year, our most gifted applicants are invited to join the Honors Program. They have distinguished themselves as exceptional members of their high school community through academics, extracurricular activities, athletics, and community service. These students are eager and willing to accept a non-traditional, expanded approach to the delivery of coursework by faculty who are passionate about teaching these accomplished students. The program will foster an environment that tailors the educational and co-curricular experiences to develop the skills and abilities of our best students.
The Honors Program gives students the opportunity to:
- Stand out and earn the Honors Program distinction on their diplomas;
- Delve deeper into subjects like sociology, finite mathematics, business policy, and many more;
- Connect with faculty in classes where they can ask more probing questions and engage in more demanding projects;
- Make friends at events geared specifically for Honors Program participants;
- Give their all and excel at the college level and beyond.
Courses in The Honors Program offer challenges to students who are motivated to be exposed to new ideas through expanded classroom discussions and non-traditional assignments which apply theoretical concepts. The classes in The Honors Program are purposely kept small so students may develop relationships with some of the University's best professors as well as other students like themselves. The Senior Capstone Project is the terminal requirement of the Honors Program. Members are encouraged to choose an interdisciplinary topic that reflects their interest in a specific subject and will assist with a future career path or industry preference. We believe that the project will become an important experience for the graduating senior ready to compete in any business organization or planning to continue his or her studies in graduate school.
The focus of The Honors Program coursework is not to "make the courses harder" but to cultivate an environment that integrates challenge with a purpose.
For first-year students:
- Minimum SAT scores of 1200; ACT 27
- Ranking in the top 20% of their high school class, or GPA of at least 3.6
For transfer students:
- Minimum GPA of 3.5 in college-level courses
To earn the Honors Program designation from Bryant, members must:
- Successfully complete a minimum of 24 credits (8 courses) of honors course work. As part of the 24 credit requirement, each student must successfully complete HON490: Honors Senior Capstone Project.
- Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4
- Earn a minimum honors GPA of 3.2