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The Honors College seeks intellectually curious students who are concerned with the world around them. The Honors Curriculum and Community is designed to engage students in a breadth and depth of study culminating in a thesis in the student’s major.

Liberal Arts and Sciences at the Honors College: Rooted in an interdisciplinary approach to the Humanities, Natural and Social Sciences, and Mathematics, an Honors education aims to contribute to the development of the individual rather than the focus of a specific profession. At the Honors College, we believe that venturing out of your comfort zone is crucial to that individual development. If you are accepted, you’ll take courses in which you encounter complex readings and ideas, and maybe a history role-playing game, that requires you to read, think and write in new ways. Your Honors courses will span the Liberal Arts and Sciences, and you will be invited to participate in a diverse range of Praxis Labs addressing current social issues. You’ll be part of a vibrant community that will support you as you work toward completing your Honors degree. Expect stretches of confusion between moments of clarity, knowing that the intellectual struggle from perplexity to understanding can foster some of the deepest learning.


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Incoming first year and transfer students
Incoming First Time College Students–via the University of Utah general admissions application (application open from August 2022 to February 1, 2023 with a priority application date of December 1, 2022). Transfer Students–via the University of Utah general admissions application (application open from August 2022 to February 1, 2023).
Current U Of U Students
Current University of Utah students may apply by uploading a response to the essay prompts in our application. Please include your university ID number (uNID), full name, and expected graduation date.
Students in their first semester can apply and receive an answer after fall grades post.
**Note: First-year students may apply as early as the end of their first full semester at the University of Utah.