Design thinking and prototyping aren't just for product development. We used the same principles when we created the Honors Pathway Program, and you'll do the same on your pathway. Learn. Do. Reflect. Challenge assumptions. Take advantage of available resources, and identify areas of need. Build on the things that work. Move away from the things that don't work as well, or figure out an improvement.
Our Honors Pathway Programs is designed to help you achieve your goals, learn more about what interests you (and discover what doesn't!), and develop the honors abilities that are so valued by our graduates and their employers.
Tailor your honors experience to your unique life and learning goals. Get away from the standard degree flowchart and use your own experiences, your own interests, and your own aspirations to make an honors program that is perfectly "you."
Steps to consider
1. Think about your area of focus
Where do you want to make an impact? What interests you? You can focus on undergraduate research, starting a business, leadership, and more. Or choose multiple areas of focus to develop a broader personal portfolio—the choice is yours.
Areas of focus include, but are not limited to:
- Undergraduate research
- Innovation and entrepreneurship (aka New Venture)
- Community engagement
2. Learn about pathway components
Enough structure to make sense; enough freedom to make it your own. Learn about the building blocks of the Honors Pathway program.
Pathway components are:
- Seminar courses (3 credits)
- Immersion experience
- Academic enhancement
- Project experience
3. Enhance your pathway
Add more prestige to your pathway through the Grand Challenge Scholars program. Add life experience through international or domestic travel.
4. Plan your timeline
We've designed the Honors Pathway program to work with your schedule and not delay graduation. Learn more about the order of components and see sample timelines.