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.

Apply Now--Priority Deadline is December 1, 2019

Classics and Philosophy Honors Bachelor of Arts Program Application

Philosophy, Politics and The Public Program Application

Smith Scholars Program

The University Scholars Program Application

For undergraduate admission, visit the Undergraduate Admission Application website.


Contact Information

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

Dr. E. Paul Colella
Professor of Philosophy
Director, Philosophy, Politics and Public Program
Phone 513-745-3629 | E-Mail

Dr. Steven Frankel
Professor of Philosophy
Co-Academic Coordinator, Smith Scholars Program
Phone 513-745-3668 | E-Mail

Professor Kathleen Hidy, J.D.
Assistant Professor, Business Law, Accountancy
Co-Academic Coordinator, Smith Scholars Program
Phone 513-745-4310 | E-Mail

Dr. Stephen Yandell
Director, University Scholars Program
Phone 513-745-3598 | E-Mail