The Honors Program provides a comprehensive liberal arts curriculum to supplement major studies that will take our students through subjects in philosophy, science, art history, and more. Our students will also finish out their studies in the Program with a culminating senior thesis and a capstone course.

In addition to providing unique course opportunities to our students, all of these courses offer Honors students enriched options to fulfill school or major requirements. Students will find a broad range of courses varying each semester. Course topics can include economics, constitutional law, religion, race, medicine, and more. These courses often fulfill major, minor, or general education requirements for students. Honors students also gain access to priority registration.

Honors advising offers support to Honors students in addition to advisors through their schools and majors.

Program Requirements



Total for First Year Admits:
10 courses

Total for Sophomore Admits:
7 courses

Student Handbook

The UHP Student Handbook contains a broad overview of the expectations and requirements of Honors students in a given academic year.

For past Student Handbooks, please email [email protected].


Forms and Documents

Access all the forms and documents that could be relevant to your time in the UHP.





"I think Honors Classes are really something special at GW...they are get to know everyone really well...they start with the assumption that every person...has something to contribute from their own knowledge to whatever the subject of the class is. Really, really engaging classes, the best classroom experience the professor has to offer."

Gwen Umbach, English Literature and Spanish, Class of 2020


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