The tradition of honors studies at Xavier dates back more than 50 years. Xavier offers four 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 four 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

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.

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 | Email

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

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

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