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 Kelli Minelli singing
    Before graduating with University Honors in Music Performance, Kelli Minelli '17 kicked off Honors Convocation with a song. More Photos
  • Photo of Molly Jacobson standing in front of tidal flats
    Molly Jacobson '17 spends her summer with shorebirds Read More
  • Photo of Rachel Sabol
    When a biology professor introduced her to research, Rachel Sabol '17 found her calling. Read More
  • Photo of a group of students
    A group of mostly new Honors students enjoyed an end-of-summer trip to Portsmouth, taking in Pecha Kucha night at 3S ArtSpace
  • A group of students at Demerrit Hill Farm
    The Honors Peer Mentors headed to a local apple orchard for some October fun. Learn more about Honors student groups

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

Featured Course

Photo of two open books and students in the background
 

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.”

 

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.