Honors Program Benefits

Approximately 70 students per year are admitted to the Honors Program at LMU, representing just under 5% of each entering class. Here are some of the many benefits of participating in the Honors Program:

  • You can be a part of a tight-knit, thriving community of other students who love learning, are curious, and passionate about solving the world's problems.
  • Because of the intellectually invigorating atmosphere of the University Honors Program, you build relationships with students, professors, and advisors that most likely are stronger than those you would build outside Honors.
  • Courses in the University Honors Program are smaller than regular University Core courses (about 15 in each class).
  • Courses are taught in the style of graduate seminars. You are an active participant and contributor to the course content and learning experience.
  • Faculty in Honors are active in your lives. They mentor you in researching, presenting at national conferences, and publishing your work.
  • You receive support in pursuing and capturing scholarships, graduate school placements, internships, awards, grants, and study abroad opportunities.
  • You have the opportunity to live in the Honors Living and Learning Communities, which means you will be placed in a residence hall with other Honors students.
  • You have the chance to work on the Honors interdisciplinary academic journal Attic Salt and publish your work.
  • You have the opportunity to apply for Honors research fellowships and grants.
  • You have the opportunity to attend events, socials, dinners with professors, guest speakers, and graduate school information sessions.
  • You have 24/7 access to the Honors Student Lounge with computers, a printer, storage, coffee, a refrigerator, and comfortable couches as well as the Honors seminar room that is available for students to use when classes are not in session.
  • You receive graduate-level privileges at Hannon Library, which means you can check out 50 books for the entire semester.
  • You receive priority registration, meaning you can register for classes one week before the general students population.

We also encourage you to explore the rest of the Honors website, in particular the About and Research pages.