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.


  • Photo of Andrew Ware outside Ham Smith
    Meet Andrew Ware, a guy who likes to ponder the big issues. Read More
  • Photo of Crystal Napoli in China
    Meet Crystal Napoli, a student who made her own history Read More
  • Photo collage of 20/20 Presenters
    Honors 20/20: Three faculty members and two students presented their research using the fast-paced 20/20 format.
  • Photo of Tejas Moses
    "From Dirt to Pots": Read about how Tejas Moses sustainably and traditionally creates Japanese-inspired pottery here

Featured Course

Photo of two open books and students in the background

Global Citizenship: In Pursuit of Liberty (HIST 444J)

“Global Citizenship is the best class that I have taken at UNH. The discussion-based classes allowed us to explore topics that we were interested in, and our final projects could be on whatever we wanted which allowed us to be creative and share with the class what we were passionate about. I learned so much about what it means to be a global citizen, and how I can use that knowledge to better the UNH community.”

-Madison Smith



Featured Honors Student

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

Geoffrey Cardner '93 Presented with Honors Alumni Award

P.T. Vasudevan, Geoffrey Cardner, and Jerry Marx

Geoffrey Cardner, this year's Honors Alumni Award winner, stands with Senior Vice Provost P.T. Vasudevan (left) and Honors Director Jerry Marx (right). Read More

The UNH Honors Experience

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

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.