Welcome to The University Honors Program!

The University Honors Program provides an enhanced academic experience for intellectually motivated students. It also draws together a rich community of peer scholars attracted by a history of academic excellence and intellectual curiosity.
Members of the University Honors Program enjoy an Honors residential hall, dynamic Honors courses, a comprehensive mentoring program, individual advising, and enjoyable Honors activities. Participants discover that being a part of Honors is more than a distinction; it is an enriched University experience.
Come discover the University Honors Program for yourself.

The UNH Honors Experience

UNH students and faculty explain what's great about the UNH Honors Program.

UNH Honors Student Eden Suoth '18

Eden Suoth came to UNH via Indonesia and Rochester, NH--then headed back to Indonesia as a Critical Language Scholar.

Featured Students

Yussra Ebrahim '16 is planning two presentations for the 2016 Undergraduate Research Conference: one on her senior thesis research (surveying high-schools students about food security and sustainability) and the other a personal essay on her response to the 2015 Paris attacks.
Siddharth Nigam, Paige Balcom, Will Tavares, and Allison Wood, all Seniors in engineering fields, are creating a system for growing sustainable produce in Costa Rica.

Featured Course

Kate Gaudet 
What Is a Criminal? (HUMA 444E)
Honors Program Assistant Director Kate Gaudet, with help from the National Endowment for the Humanities, offers Honors students new ways to understand crime and punishment.


Honors students are key members of the Rines Angel Fund, which offers first-hand investing experience.
Isabelle Beagen '18 received an Honors research fellowship to study cnnections between the playwright Henrik Ibsen and his translator Eleanor Marx with theatre professor David Richman.

Featured Course

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Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Struggle for Racial Justice (HIST440A)

The History Department’s course on “Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Struggle for Racial Justice” offers honors students the chance to deepen their understanding of the American civil rights movement.  When asked what excites them the most about this course, students taking it in the spring of 2017 said that they love discussing the readings and media clips in class.  The course’s small size enables them to participate actively and to “learn from each other.” Many students also mentioned how relevant the content is to today’s society.  The course’s narrow focus provides an in-depth understanding of racial injustice and the impact that it has had, and continues to have, on the United States.  As one student put it, this course presents a “new, often unexplored perspective” that “gets people talking about a sensitive, but very important subject.”