UW-Madison offers a range of honors programs that are designed for students looking for more intensive academic work. The programs provide a richer and more rigorous student experience.
View members of the University Honors Committee.
The following statements define expected outcomes for students who engage in and achieve honors through an honors program at UW-Madison. The outcomes are characteristic of the honors experience relative to the non-honors experience, and provide an opportunity to earn a credential for achievement of honors.
Students completing an honors program at UW-Madison will:
- Demonstrate a growth mindset and intellectual curiosity through engagement in challenging academic experiences.
- Establish a network of faculty mentors, instructors and advisors to support academic and professional growth related to research and advanced practice.
- Participate in a supportive community of academically engaged peers.
- Demonstrate advanced content knowledge and skills as reflected in an honors thesis, publication, performance, or other scholarly work.
- Be able to articulate the value of their honors experience to peers and to a broader community.
School and College Honors Programs