The Honors Program at King’s College provides the serious undergraduate scholar with unique opportunities to develop his or her intellectual and creative powers to their fullest extent. Students admitted to the Honors Program enjoy challenging coursework and individual attention from dedicated professors. The Academic component is designed to both guarantee each student a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of a liberal education and provide the flexibility each student needs to best pursue his or her own scholarly interests. 

Honors students are kept abreast of opportunities for the publication of their work, the availability of stipends, internships, and study abroad programs. Students are also especially encouraged to apply for prestigious fellowships and scholarships, including Fulbright and Rhodes Scholarships. 

Honors Lounge 

The center of student life in the Honors Program is the Honors Lounge (Hafey-Marian 504). In the casual, comfortable environment, students can do homework, study, simply relax, or join informal discussions. Once a month, students host an informal discussion with a faculty member who engages students in conversation over pizza and soda. Recent topics of faculty discussions include: “How Likely is Extraterrestrial Life?”; “Your Mind, Your Brain, What’s the Difference?”; “Black Holes”; and “This is Your Brain on Social Media.”  

Open 24/7 during the academic year—and equipped with computers, a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker—the Lounge is a great place to work and spend time between classes (or even take a nap!). The lounge is there for you, the students of the King’s College Honors Program. Please take advantage of it and enjoy it! 

Events and Projects 

The Honors Program sponsors service projects, movie nights, and weekend excursions to places such as New York City, Washington D.C., and Boston. One of the highlights of the academic year is the annual Rev. Donald J. Grimes, C.S.C. Lecture, for which the Honors Program students invite a major speaker. One of our recent speakers was Dr. Amy Olberding from the University of Oklahoma, to speak on “The Wrong of Rudeness.”  

Completing the Program 

Students who complete the Honors Program are awarded an Honors Certificate, Medal, and Cord at graduation. The intellectual initiative and personal maturity demonstrated by Honors Program graduates gives them a substantial edge in finding employment and in applying to law school, medical school, and graduate school. 

Download the Honors Brochure