If you are a bright, driven, achievement-oriented student, Bryant's Honors Program offers you a distinctive learning opportunity that fosters research collaboration with professors who have high expectations for your personal and career development.
The honors program allowed me to ...
For first-year students
- Minimum SAT of 1200; ACT 27
- Ranking in top 20% of high school class, or GPA of at least 3.6
For transfer students
- Minimum GPA of 3.5 in college-level courses
Not all who qualify are accepted.
a culture of leadership
An internship as an investment grade credit analyst at Hartford Investment Management led Tim Drechsler-Martell '13 to his capstone project, which examined the effect that new product announcements had on quick-service restaurant companies' stock returns. Tim graduated summa cum laude with a degree in finance.
Stepping out of comfort zone
For her honors capstone project, Lindsey Weber '11, who majored in applied psychology and sociology, set out to explore strategies that could help first-generation college students -- who often encounter social, financial, emotional and academic challenges -- succeed in college.
What you'll gain
- You'll participate in classroom discussions that are more sophisticated than the norm.
- You will enroll in honors courses in both the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Business.
- Your senior capstone research project incorporates a close working relationship with one or more faculty mentors.
- You'll take part in activities developed specifically for honors students, including visits to New York City or Washington, D.C., to network with some of Bryant's most accomplished alumni and leaders of flourishing companies, government agencies, and national nonprofits.
"I have always found psychology interesting, it is one of my minors, and I knew that I wanted to work with children," says Rachel Choinski '13, a management major who graduated magna cum laude. "Sports have always been an interest of mine as well, and therefore I put the two together: children and sports."
Choinski's project explored children's personalities, in particular their level of cooperativeness and competitiveness, and their sports preferences.
The Flash CrasH
The Honors Program "created incredible opportunities for me to learn and grow," says finance major Sarah Perlman '12, now an analyst with UBS Financial Services. Her capstone explored the effects of high frequency trading through the lens of the 2010 "flash crash."
Daniel Hebert '13 offers insight about his capstone project on time series data mining. He and his faculty collaborators hope to publish the research findings and share the findings at conferences.