Why Honors at Houghton?

Honors at Houghton is more than the classes you take: it’s an EXPERIENCE designed to kick-start the rest of your college career.

Challenging. Interdisciplinary. Experiential.

Qualified first-year students are invited to interview for Houghton Honors upon acceptance to the college. Each track is co-taught, synthesizes multiple disciplines, and includes a significant experiential component. Honors in London features a semester in London, and Science Honors features a dedicated research project and a Mayterm in Arizona.

Transforming Together

Each program is a community as much as it is a course—a family of exceptionally bright, motivated students bound together by the intensity of a shared experience.

After Honors

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 as diverse as neuroscience, molecular biology, law, music, and theology.

Featured Testimonial

Our honors group became like a family—professors included—and together, we tackled the world and encouraged each other as we matured as individuals. We had tea together, laughed together, cried together and became new together. I will forever be blessed by this program; even now, the impact is still unfolding in my life as I continue to love God and His world.

Emily Vandenbosch ’19