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Director's Welcome

Dr. Bonnie Smith WhitehouseWelcome to our Honors Program website! We’d absolutely love to meet you in person on Belmont’s campus, so let us know if you’ll be around.

Honors students come to Belmont with imaginations as wide as the sky. We encourage them to dream big, and we help them acquire the know-how to make their visions come to life. Over the years, our students have:

  • composed a full production of an original musical
  • created a community-wide economic plan for a disadvantaged historic neighborhood in Nashville
  • researched and written about Chinese sweatshops inside China
  • provided healthcare to the poorest in Africa and ministered to orphans in India
  • performed on Broadway and in Hollywood, worked at Comedy Central, and toured with some of the biggest stars in the music industry
  • worked in the halls of Congress and managed multinational firms in Hong Kong and Germany
  • become teachers, professors, scholars, writers, and inventors.


Honors students tend to be intellectually curious, and they major and minor in areas representing every college and school on Belmont’s campus.

They’re explorers who long to study abroad; in fact, beginning in fall 2019, each and every Honors student will study abroad in the spring semester of their second year. Honors students tend to take academics and leadership seriously, but they’re committed to serving their communities, too. They’re volunteers for area non-profits, they’re Belmont Writing Fellows, and they’re officers in student government. Honors students perform onstage, they conduct independent research projects, they play collegiate-level sports, and they’re placed in local and international internships.

At Belmont, Honors students benefit from one-on-one advising and mentoring, from the extraordinarily close Honors community, and from taking classes with some of Belmont’s most talented and devoted faculty members. Our students tend to be determined and ambitious, and in Belmont’s Honors Program, they flourish.

We’d love to tell you more about Honors, and we’d love to hear more about you!

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