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University Honors Program
The Honor's impact combines the love of learning with the desire to positively impact the world. With Honors, you'll be part of a stimulating learning program that emphasizes a close-knit community, active learning and preparing for the future.
Honors now offers two distinct tracks to choose from so you can pursue exactly what you're passionate about:
- Students looking to enter graduate or medical school. Choose this track if you’re looking to pursue graduate, medical or law school and want coursework and mentoring that will prepare you to get accepted to top schools.
- Students who want to be leaders in their community. Choose this track to get hands-on service learning experiences, make connections with the region’s movers and shakers, and network with community leaders.
Students in both tracks will have the benefit of priority registration, as well as opportunities to study abroad, become an Honors Student Ambassador and live in a Living & Learning Community with other Honors students.
Honors by the Numbers
With a maximum class size of 20 students, you'll get to know your professors and peers through intimate class settings and thought-provoking discussions. You'll also get to work closely with your professors who are as passionate about teaching as you are about learning. They'll connect with you one-on-one and support your goals.
Work together, learn together and play together. You'll have a built-in community of peers who have broad interests, like to think, learn and are motivated - just like you. You may even live together in the Honors Living & Learning Community, an option available to all Honors students.
You won't find the typical courses offered in Honors. Social Media, Free Speech and Ethics and Technologies, Surveillance and Privacy in the 21st Century are a few of the classes that will challenge you through hands-on learning.
The University Honors Program also offers many learning experiences outside of the classroom through service learning in the community, travel opportunities where you'll learn about new cultures and leadership development through opportunities like the Honors student organization or becoming an Honors Ambassador.
Preparing for the Future
In the Honors Program, you'll get the opportunity to collaborate with professors from across campus to conduct exciting, cutting-edge research. Your Senior Honors Project will give you a competitive edge in any field, as well as prepare you for the academic work that's expected in graduate, law or medical school. Honors will also help you develop the skills you need to succeed after graduation through faculty mentoring, rigorous academics and career planning sessions.
UND Honors alumni have gone on to lead in excellent graduate programs, medical schools, law schools, the Peace Corps, Americorps and professional and public service leadership positions - and they credit the Honors experience for their achievements.
$4,000 Tuition Waiver / Apply by March 1
You may qualify for a tuition waiver worth up to $4,000 ($1,000 per year for a maximum of 4 years if you meet annual renewal criteria) based on your Honors Program application. A very limited number of tuition waivers is available for top Honors applicants.
Once you're admitted to UND, submit your Honors Program application by the March 1 deadline for the fall semester to be considered for the tuition waiver. You don't need to complete a separate application to be considered for the waiver. See the Honors Tuition Waiver Program for details.
When applying to Honors, make sure to do your research to learn about the program and how you'll fit in the environment. Your essay and application will be more important in getting accepted to the program than your GPA and ACT score.