Honors at Houghton
No matter how accomplished or talented you already are, Houghton believes you can be more. We were one of the first colleges to introduce a serious, developmental curriculum for top incoming students, and our honors opportunities remain among the best anywhere.

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.

Honors in London

Immerse yourself in one of the world’s great capitals with Houghton’s honors semester in London.

Honors in London

East Meets West

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
Science Honors

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.

Find out more about Scholastica »

Honors Seminars

A student's honors experience can continue through all four years with optional honors seminars covering a variety of topics.

Find out more about Honors Seminars »

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.

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