Skip to main content
Apply Now

The Honors Program

About Honors:

The Honors Program at Eastern Washington University seeks to cultivate excellence in undergraduate education by providing enhanced educational opportunities to superior students and special teaching opportunities to outstanding faculty. Honors courses and Honors activities seek to develop thorough knowledge and appreciation of the liberal arts and sciences; cultivate excellent writing, calculation and critical thinking skills; and inspire an attitude of self-responsibility, lifelong intellectual development, and service to the world. 

Admission to Honors at Eastern is based entirely on demonstrated and potential intellectual and academic qualifications.

How to Apply: 

There is no formal application process for the Honors Program. If you are interested in becoming a part of Honors Program, we encourage you to complete the Eastern Washington University General Scholarship Application and indicate that you are interested in joining Honors when you fill it out. However, if you happen to miss the February 15th deadline for filling out a scholarship application, just stop by 217 Hargreaves Hall or contact either Dr. Dana Elder, or Dori Roberts to let them know that you are interested in being a part of the program!

To see the qualifications needed for incoming Freshmen and Transfer Honors students, visit the Honors Curriculum page.

What You Gain:

• Being part of the Honors Program at Eastern is a great way to explore ideas and expand your mind, all while satisfying core requirements in a small, collaborative environment. Classes focus on learning, ideas, and community.

• The Honors Program allows for the opportunity to challenge yourself academically, intellectually, and personally. This will enrich your education and give you confidence for graduate school or a career. 

• Honors students have also had the opportunity to travel to Europe, Central America, and throughout the United States on Spring Break excursions. Service Learning opportunities are also available. Honors travel and events can be found on the Honors Events page.

• All Honors students receive a renewable scholarship! For more information about Honors scholarships, click here.

Honors Classes include:

The Intellectual Tradition, Cultural Ecology, and Classical Ethics and Rhetoric. For more information about the Honors curriculum for freshmen, transfer students, and upper-division students, visit the Honors Curriculum page.

© 2015 Eastern Washington University
EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning.