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Honors Program

Find Countless Ways to do the Extraordinary

Like all aspects of the University of Dayton, the Honors Program is rooted in the Catholic Marianist traditions, encouraging social responsibility, ethical action, and many opportunities for scholarship, creativity, and community engagement
Fast Facts

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unique experiential learning programs for Honors students

98%

of Honors diploma graduates are employed, in grad school, or in a full-time service program within six months of graduation

For talented and motivated students searching for the extra challenge, the University Honors Program offers rigorous and expansive educational opportunities to academically accomplished students. The Honors Program presents unique chances to succeed beyond the normal college experience with enriched courses, experiential learning and an inspiring, collaborative camaraderie with fellow students.

Featured Programs in Honors

DC Flyers

Experience our nation's capital by taking part in this summer program designed to explore careers in Washington, D.C. through internships and experiential learning opportunities. Live in D.C., network with UD alumni, and lay a path for your future in civic engagement, governance, public policy, human rights, non-profit work or leadership.

Berry Summer Thesis Institute

Engage in scholarly research during this full-summer, on-campus program between your sophomore and junior year. Improve your research skills while working with a faculty mentor, participate in community engagement activities, and present your research at the Berry Summer Thesis Institute Research Symposium.

Chaminade Scholars

The Chaminade Scholars Program allows interested Honors students to deeply explore faith, reason and vocation in an interdisciplinary community, engaging in a common set of seminar-style courses, retreats and leadership experiences.

Oxford Flyers

Top junior thesis writers will be invited to develop their thesis projects in an international research community at Oxford University. This six-week program provides participants with a tutor with whom they will work.

GREat Program

This two-semester signature program helps Honors students prepare for the GRE as well as identify graduate programs and submit strong applications.

London Flyers

Gain valuable global workplace experience through an internship in London! Participants will intern 20 hours a week, attend courses, gain an understanding of future career options, network with students from other universities, and explore the city.