The Honors Program provides opportunities for talented and motivated undergraduates to excel in their academic studies. Students complete a challenging inquiry-based curriculum that encourages learning through independent research and creative expression. They enjoy intimate and personalized educational experiences within the setting of a large research university through small classes, dedicated advising, peer mentorship and faculty-guided projects. The Honors Program promotes critical thinking and oral, written and audio-visual communication skills, respect for diversity and commitment to social justice, civic participation and capacity for leadership. It fosters among its students and faculty a sense of identity and a joy in scholarship, which it communicates to the university and the community.
Why should you become a part of the Honors Program? Because the Honors Program is here to help you, the student, excel in your studies and achieve greater success in your post-graduate pursuits, whatever those may be.
The Honors Program at UH Manoa offers its students a wide variety of highly enriching and valuable opportunities that are not available to students outside the program. For example, Honors Program students have special access to advanced sections of courses in many, if not most, major departments at UH Manoa. These courses allow students the chance to work and study in a more challenging and stimulating environment. This helps students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to excel at independent research and creative work.
What else makes the Honors Program so great? You do! When you become an Honors student, you become part of a very special community of your peers within the program. You're likely to make lifelong friends with students that you share much in common with, and where better to meet them than here?
Honors Program students can also take advantage of the program's residential learning community as well as regular extra-curricular student activities organized by the Honors Student Organization.