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Program Overview


Belmont's Honors Program is uniquely committed to:

Writing and Research: Writing and researching in the twenty-first century takes on many forms. Whether you’re interested in traditional modes of research that occur in the library or laboratory, endeavors that culminate in artistic creation, or projects that apply knowledge to real-world contexts, the Honors Program at Belmont is designed to help you grow and thrive as a writer and researcher. You’ll write and research in practically all your honors courses, and your honors experience will culminate in the Honors Research Triad, three courses that will shepherd you through the stages of proposal, planning, project management, and presentation.

Living, Learning, and Studying Abroad: In the spring semester of the second year, Belmont Honors students study abroad in cohorts at locations throughout the world and are accompanied by Belmont faculty members and their families. Having this experience early on in your undergraduate career allows you to develop strong communal bonds with one another around a common international experience. Belmont’s distinctive study abroad experience for Honors students provides opportunities to reflect on your global perspectives and experiences as you continue on in your major.

Leadership: While others may regard leadership as a separate area of student development, the Honors Program at Belmont is committed to preparing and empowering honors students with a toolbox of leadership skills and experiences through a seamless, integrated, high-impact leadership development presence in and out of the classroom. Leadership will be integrated into every Belmont Honors’ student’s experiences—through courses, study abroad, experiential and service learning in the Nashville community, campus engagement, and a centralized leadership database and hub in the Division of Student Affairs Belmont Office of Leadership Development (BOLD).