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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


unique experiential learning programs for Honors students


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.

Clare Boothe Luce and WISE Ally

Students planning to pursue graduate education or careers in STEM are encouraged to apply for this program that offers mentorship opportunities with others in STEM fields, financial support, and benefits of the Honors Program as well as the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program.

Global Flyers: London

Gain valuable global workplace experience interning 20 hours per week in London during the summer months.

Global Flyers: Oxford

Do you plan to complete an Honors thesis? Develop your thesis project in an international research community at Oxford University.