Honors College

The Honors College at the University of Utah is a place for motivated, engaged students committed to academic excellence to make a difference and impact the world.

Honors students have accessed to dedicated advisors, innovative coursework, small discussion-based classes taught by esteemed faculty, and unique, experiential learning opportunities around the world.

STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES


INTEGRATED MINORS

Want to learn with a group of people who share the same passion? Through Integrated Minors, students have a unique opportunity to pursue themed honors coursework with a small cohort of peers.

With a strong emphasis on fieldwork, students across academic disciplines come together to explore topics such as how ecology and the environment affect society or how health and wellness are foundational for thriving communities around the world. Field study opportunities in Argentina, Tanzania, and Utah.

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PRAXIS LABS

Discover how you can make a difference with the Honors College Praxis Labs. Here, students from all disciplines collaborate on innovative projects to solve societal challenges. Under the guidance of distinguished faculty and community leaders, students analyze topics through in-depth classroom and field research, including one-on-one interviews and off-campus trips.

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HONORS COLLEGE LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITY

Live where you learn! All students living in Honors residences are members of a Living Learning Community (LLC) community. Living Learning communities at the U offer curricular coherence; integrative, high-quality learning; collaborative knowledge building; and the development of skills and knowledge relevant to living in a complex, diverse world.

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INTEGRATED PATHWAYS & MINORS


The Ecology and Legacy Minor is an 18-credit hour minor that connects students with key issues related to global climate change. Study how ecology and the environment is a foundation for culture, health, and economy. Fieldwork in Tanzania, Argentina, and/or Utah.

ARGENTINA

Make comparisons between the ecologies of the Great Basin and Patagonian step. Study southern right whales and other marine life. Experience American and Argentine culture through politics, literature, and landscape art, while learning about the social and cultural dimensions to global environmental change.

Who: 15 honors students, open to all majors, fits with engineering
What: 1 course spring+ 6-week summer intensive + 1 course fall
Where: Utah and Patagonia, Argentina

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TANZANIA

Experience the Serengeti Plains Ecosystem through ecology, culture and history. Study animal behavior with elephants, antelope, giraffe or hippos, while living among Maasai and Bantu people.

Who: 15 incoming honors students, open to all majors
What: 1 course spring+ 6-week summer intensive + 1 course fall
Where: Tanzania

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UTAH

Utah has 3,000 species of plants, 1000 species of North American bees, and millions of migrating birds. We are also home to a growing, dynamic population, representing a wealth of historic and contemporary cultures. In this minor, students study Utah’s desert ecosystems and learn how Western culture, history, economy and ecology interact.

Who: 24 honors students, open to all majors
What: fully-integrated year-long experience
Where: travel in Utah, one of the most biodiverse states in the country

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CONNECT WITH HONORS

Jennifer Wiseman

Director, Honors College Admissions & Recruitment
 801-587-8905
 j.wiseman@honors.utah.edu

Jennifer Wiseman

Director, Honors College Admissions & Recruitment
 801-587-8905
 j.wiseman@honors.utah.edu

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