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Honors Program

Join a community of some of the University’s most talented and driven students and educators to engage in comprehensive analysis and discussion of topics across a wide range of disciplines.


Fostering an exceptional community

Through a commitment to scholarship, service, success, and self-awareness, the Honors Program creates an environment that sparks students’ curiosity – and enhances both their personal lives and professional futures.

Our program fosters an exceptional community. As a member of the Honors Program, you will forge key relationships with faculty and peer mentors that will inspire you to achieve more than you’ve ever imagined and help you build a bright future. 

And through the guidance from a faculty mentor, you will conduct original, in-depth research on a topic that fascinates you and adds to the body of knowledge in your discipline.

What sets the Honors Program apart?

  • The Honors Living-Learning Community: Immerse yourself in a supportive community of high achievers committed to helping and challenging one another.
  • Specially designed courses: Delve into subjects across business, the arts and sciences, and health and behavioral sciences in a more in-depth and comprehensive manner.
  • Peer and faculty mentors: Build relationships with juniors, seniors, and faculty members who will help you find your path and connect with vital resources.
  • Global citizenry: Explore other countries, earn Honors credits, and foster global citizenry through opportunities such as the Honors Sophomore International Experience and semester-long study abroad programs.
  • Early registration: Register early for classes, ensuring that you are able to secure your first-choice courses.
  • The Honors Thesis: Conduct a comprehensive research project in a subject of your choosing, guided by a faculty mentor. 
  • Student Honors Council: Become a leader among your peers and help shape Honors Program offerings.
  • Honors service opportunities: Learn how to make a difference in your community through teamwork, planning, and active engagement.
  • Honors senior trip: Travel as a group to a select destination, touring companies such as Google and Oracle and networking with Bryant alumni and other industry, government, and nonprofit leaders.
  • Speakers and seminars: Hear from and interact with a diverse range of speakers from a variety of fields.

Patrick Roth

Patrick Roth ’24

“The Honors Thesis is a really valuable experience, and it pushes me to be the best version of myself that I can be.”
Melanie Auclair ’22, ’23 MBA

Melanie Auclair ’22, ’23 MBA

“My presentation was accepted by the American Accounting Association. Bryant flew me out to San Diego. It was a really cool experience to present my Honors Thesis at a conference.”
Colby Phillips '23

Colby Phillips ’23

“I joined the Honors Council, and that helped me elevate myself on campus and connect with faculty and staff who were willing to support me and help me grow as a student.”