Honors Programs at Xavier


The three honors programs are designed for exceptional students who want to participate in seminar-style classes that probe topics in greater depth and intensity, and push the limits of their critical-thinking skills.

The tradition of honors studies at Xavier dates back more than 60 years. 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.