Carroll University Honors Program

The Honors Program at Carroll University encourages motivated and talented students to pursue a breadth and depth of knowledge within an enriched curriculum. The program creates an environment designed to challenge students' perspectives and foster intellectual development.

Honors at Carroll is an interdisciplinary, integrative experience specifically designed to provide a fertile environment to talented students with leadership potential in order to cultivate their passions, develop critical and system-thinking skills and collaborative working abilities and encourage personal growth so they may become ethically-minded professionals and global citizens. We accomplish this by establishing and building off of a strong sense of belonging to a tightly-knit learning community of dedicated students, faculty and staff.

Mindful of the taxing demands that the current higher education environment places on students, our Honors Program seamlessly maps onto our students’ existing institutional and major graduation requirements. The Honors experience therefore is not an added burden to your path to success, but an alternative way to accomplish the same goals you are already striving for, working together with other like-minded, high achieving individuals. In your time as an Honors student you will strengthen and broaden your ability to attain fulfilling results and to act with leadership as an engaged individual and a skilled professional, regardless of your chosen field.


"The Honors Program has allowed me to meet people who are intellectually engaging..."

— Keeley Hamill '21

Keeley's Honors Program experience

Program Characteristics

  • Designed to foster the development of critical and integrative approaches to problem solving
  • Grounded in cooperative work and collaborative learning with similarly motivated Honors students
  • Geared towards the cultivation of leadership traits
  • Built around smaller and dynamic classes, exclusive to Honors students, which allows for close interaction, discussion and/or debate between faculty and students

Special Features

  • Honors Halls of Residence at Charles House for first-year Honors students
  • Unique graduation recognition and Carroll merchandise exclusive to Honors students
  • Access to early registration for all courses, Honors and not, beginning in the fall semester of the first year in the Program
  • Exclusive access to academic and advising support at the Honors Center Office, Advising Office and Office of International Education
"Being an honors student gave me an edge when applying to the research program..."

— Chandler McElrath '20

Chandler's Honors Program Experience

Program Details

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