Honors Programs

Xavier challenges students to reach their fullest potential. Our honors programs help students refine their academic focus, expand their interests and unlock new possibilities.

Priority Application Deadline for Fall 2020 is December 1, 2019

Programs Offered

Classics and Philosophy Honors Bachelor of Arts

Established in 1948, this program is devoted to the study of literature, philosophy, theology, history and languages of classical western civilization.

Admitted students generally rank in the top 15 percent of their high school class and present composite scores of 1300 (SAT) or 29 (ACT), though admission is up to the discretion of the director and interested students should not hesitate to initiate a conversation about her/his qualifications. In addition to the guidelines for academic scholarship, prospective H.A.B. students need to complete an application form, which includes a brief essay.

Classics and Philosophy Honors Bachelor of Arts Program Application

Dr. Thomas E. Strunk
Associate Professor of Classics
Director, Classics and Philosophy Honors Bachelor of Arts Program
Phone: 513-745-1930 | Email

Philosophy, Politics & the Public

This program explores the effect of political science and philosophy on people and society. Students meet with policy makers in Washington D.C., and volunteer for a political campaign of their choosing. They also spend a summer studying in Rome, London or Paris.

Admission to this program is competitive. Admitted students generally rank in the top 15 percent of their high school class and present composite scores of at least 1300 (SAT) or 29 (ACT). In addition to the guidelines for academic scholarship, prospective Philosophy, Politics and the Public students need to complete an application form, which includes a brief essay. An interview may also be requested at the discretion of the program director.

Philosophy, Politics and The Public Program Application

Dr. Timothy Brownlee
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Director of Philosophy, Politics and the Public Honors Program
Phone: 513-745-3697 | Email

Smith Scholars

The Smith Scholars Program is a Williams College of Business (WCB) undergraduate, cohort honors program. Smith Scholars students begin as freshmen in an intensive program that integrates the study of the liberal arts with the WCB core curriculum. This unique cohort of Smith Scholars studies a range of courses in both liberal arts and business.

Admission to this program is competitive. Admitted students generally rank in the top 15 percent of their high school class and typically present composite scores of at least 1300 (SAT) or 29 (ACT). In addition to the guidelines for academic scholarship, prospective Smith Scholars need to complete an application form, which includes a brief essay. An interview may also be requested at the discretion of the program director.

Smith Scholars Program

Dr. Steven Frankel
Professor of Philosophy
Academic Coordinator, Smith Scholars Program
Phone: 513-745-3668 | Email

University Scholars

Students in our traditional honors program study any major and the core courses in small, specialized classes that promote deeper exploration and close faculty support.

Admission to this program is competitive. Admitted students generally rank in the top 15 percent of their high school class and typically present composite scores of at least 1300 (SAT) or 29 (ACT). In addition to the guidelines for academic scholarship, prospective University Scholars need to complete an application form, which includes a brief essay. An interview may also be requested at the discretion of the program director.

The University Scholars Program Application

Before accessing honors and scholarship applications you must submit your application for admission to Xavier, either through the Common Application or the Xavier application. Upon submission of your application for admission you will receive an email with log-in credentials that will allow you to access scholarship applications, honors applications, and your personal application status page.

 

Dr. Stephen Yandell
Director, University Scholars Program
Phone: 513-745-3598 | Email