Honors Program

Benefits of the Tech Honors Program

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  • Early registration, allowing you to get the classes you need.
  • Small classes in which you discuss concepts in depth with other students and with faculty who want to question and explore ideas. You'll be a part of a community of learners who are supportive thinkers.
  • Big Siblings, upperclassmen matched with incoming freshmen to help ease the transition to college life as a balanced Honors student and community member. Want a Big Sib? Fill out the Little Sibling matching form by clicking HERE!
  • Honors Housing in Murphy Hall, an opportunity to live in a residence hall that is full of friendly, supportive thinkers. Our exclusive roommate matching process was designed by our students! 
  • The Honors Lounge, with wi-fi, comfortable sofas, refrigerator and microwave, free magazines and books, a lending library, grad school and fellowship information, tea and snacks, board games, and flexible meeting and studying spaces--your own home base where you can discuss, collaborate, relax, study, plan, dream, and socialize.
  • Advising tailored to who you are as you plan for graduate school and your career; identify your unique path as you explore, apply for internships, study abroad, and consider competitive fellowships and scholarships.
  • Honors Faculty Liaisons in almost every department, serving as an advocate who can assist you as you pursue Honors experiences in your major.
  • Interdisciplinary Colloquia, seminars designed for Honors such as Engineering and Social Justice, Political Satire, Brain Chemistry, History of Terrorism, Science and Pseudoscience, and The Human Body and Visual Art.
  • Independent study and research in Honors 4020: Directed Studies, a course you design in cooperation with a faculty mentor; Honors research topics within your major; Honors Upper Division in the Major; or Honors Thesis, an optional two-semester sequence for those who want to take their individual research even further.
  • Research mentorship opportunities with professors in your major field,  from Getting Started in Research (GSIR) workshops through sustained research under the guidance of a faculty member.
  • Honors Conferences, providing the chance to travel and give presentations at the state, regional and national levels. Every year, Honors students at Tech present their research in cities such as Chicago, Boston, Denver, and Washington, D.C.
  • Honors Experiential Learning credit for competitive internships, innovative leadership in civic engagement, intensive study abroad, National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduates, and other possibilities.
  • The Associated Scholars Guild (ASG), the Honors student organization that sponsors student-designed committees, has its own intramural teams, organizes trips and social events, funds innovative service projects through the Ginkgo Grant, sponsors free peer tutoring, and offers:
    • Hands-on leadership training as you learn to chair a committee, organize a community forum, mediate a discussion group, develop a project, or even teach a class.
    • Service opportunities that you can design or organize, using your skills and passions to strengthen the community.
    • Workshops and Honors Fora presented by scholars, alumni, current students, or community leaders.
  • An encouraging community of Honors students, faculty, and staff who can offer advice and support for exploring what you want to do.

If this sounds like what you'd like from your college experience, apply here for 2024 Fall admission as a first-year Tech Honors student.  Transfer and current Tech students use a separate application.