A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

About Houghton Honors

Honors at Houghton is more than the classes you take: it is an experience that combines theoretical knowledge and practical application in a way that will help you realize your God-given potential. Along with the Houghton Honors Program, students have the opportunity to be considered for the following competitive scholarships:

Houghton College Honors Programs introduce students to challenging, interdisciplinary, experiential learning situations unlike anything they’ve encountered before. Our programs go beyond intensive classroom discussions and require learners to immerse themselves in complex questions.

These programs provide formative learning experiences that establish a framework of study and service, empowering our students to impact the world long after leaving Houghton College. Our honors alumni have pursued master’s and doctoral degrees at institutions including Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Cornell, University of Chicago and Indiana University in fields such as neuroscience, molecular biology, law, music and theology. Other alumni have immediately taken their education around the world to impact others where they have taught in West Africa, performed linguistic surveys in Afghanistan, and joined urban development projects in Buffalo, N.Y.

Coming in fall of 2014, the honors experience will continue after the first year. For students starting in fall of 2014, Houghton is debuting an extension to its longstanding honors curriculum; more details will be going out to all honors candidates in December.

Where are they now? A selection of recent graduates of the Houghton Honors Program.
Ph.D. Neuroscience,
University of Rochester
Ph.D Church History at Princeton Theological Seminary
Accountant with Anastasi & Moore, PLLC Music teacher at a Christian Theological School, Northern India
Wycliffe Missionary
Programming for Africa Wycliffe Associate Bible Translators
Masters in Applied Linguistics & Exegesis at Trinity Western University Ph.D Entomology at Penn State University
English Teacher, Busan, South Korea Ordained minister in The Wesleyan Church
Marriage and Family Therapy, Bethel Seminary Ph.D Physics at the University of Buffalo
Research & Design Engineer, Level II, Penn State University M.Div at Asbury Theological Seminary
Lawyer with Gleary, Glottlieb, Steen & Hamilton M.M. Vocal Performance at Westminster Choir College
Dentist M.D. Dartmouth Medical School
Freelance Writer M.A. in Christian Studies at Regent College
Attending Physician with Professional Emergency Services AmeriCorps in Buffalo, NY
Lieutenant in United States Air Force Art Teacher, Beaver County Christian School
Ph.D Graduate Studies in Musicology at Indiana University Ph.D Irish Literature, University of Notre Dame
Harvard Medical School Instructor/Medical Physicist M.M. Houghton College
Ph.D Social Psychology at The Ohio State University Ph.D. Environmental Science, University of Oregon