Become part of a close-knit group, take on and meet the challenge of one of our integrated, interdisciplinary curricula. You will grow intellectually, creatively, and spiritually.
Immerse yourself in one of the world’s great capitals with Houghton’s honors semester in London.
Learn to navigate the deep cultural divide between the Islamic and Orthodox East and the Protestant and Catholic West. And see an extraordinary part of the world that is more wonderful than you can imagine.East Meets West
Tackle a scientific question of real-world significance in this innovative, research-driven program, where learning is brought directly into the field.Science Honors
Other Honors Opportunities
Scholastica is an intense and interdisciplinary honors experience tailored for new transfer students and second-year Houghton students.
A student's honors experience can continue through all four years with optional honors seminars covering a variety of topics.
How to apply
Applicants wishing to be considered for the Houghton Honors Program must complete the Houghton College admission process.
Upon admission to Houghton, selected students will be invited to apply for admission to the program on the basis of their academic profile.
The invitation process
The Admission Office will begin the formal invitation process to apply for the program in early November, continuing through early January. Finalists and their parents will be invited to campus for an interview weekend.
Decisions regarding admission to the program will be made by late March. Students will be able to indicate which program they prefer. A student's intended major is not a factor in the selection.