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.
The program is open to students majoring in both the College of Business and the College of Arts and Science. Generally, students are invited to the program when they are accepted to Bryant.
Incoming students who were not initially invited to join the Honors Program upon the admission offer to Bryant can also petition to join the Honors Program before starting their studies. The petition must be submitted to Marcia Beaulieu, the Honors Program Administrator, at email@example.com and include:
Bryant students who have completed at least one semester of coursework can petition to join the Honors Program. Incoming Transfer students who have completed at least one semester of college coursework can petition to join the Honors Program. A petition must be submitted to Marcia Beaulieu, the Honors Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org and should include:
In addition, a Bryant candidate must ask two Bryant faculty to submit letters of recommendation via email to Ms. Beaulieu at email@example.com. Incoming Transfer students must submit recommendation letters from two faculty from their previous institution and send via email to Ms. Beaulieu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students must complete seven Honors courses and a Senior Honors Thesis Project. These courses are integrated into overall course requirements and are not extra course requirements. Students must also maintain an overall GPA of 3.40 to graduate with the "Honors” distinction.
Additionally, Honors students are required to participate in co-curricular program functions including Honors Community Service opportunities and the Honors Speaker Series, as well as attend at least one Senior Honors Thesis presentation each year.
The Honors Thesis is an original, in-depth research project conducted by a senior Honors student. Past topics have ranged from examining cryptocurrencies to studying the DotCom bubble to writing an original novel. View our Honors Thesis Abstract book here.
This handbook summarizes the rules, regulations, and requirements for all Bryant University Honors Program students. It is an important publication for you to read and reference as you navigate the program during your four years at Bryant. It outlines the benefits and responsibilities of being an Honors student, as well as the policies and protocols put forth by the Faculty Honors Council.