The tradition of honors studies at Xavier dates back more than 50 years. Xavier offers three distinct honors programs to its most serious students.
Small class sizes, interdisciplinary coursework, foreign study and a community of fellow students and teachers characterize the programs. Though each has a unique focus and emphasis, all three honors programs allow students to pursue a traditional liberal arts curriculum embracing the humanities, the natural sciences and the social sciences. Infused throughout is the centuries-old Jesuit emphasis on intellectual values and ethics.
Admission is competitive. Students who are accepted take the same core curriculum expected of all Xavier students, though at an honors level and with additional requirements.
For undergraduate admission, visit the Undergraduate Admission Application website.
Dr. Stephen Yandell
Director, University Scholars Program
Dr. E. Paul Colella
Professor of Philosophy
Director, Philosophy, Politics and Public Program
Phone 513-745-3629 | E-Mail
Dr. Shannon Byrne
Professor of Classics
Chair, Department of Classics and Modern Languages
Director, Honors Bachelor of Arts Program
Phone 513-745-3456 | E-Mail