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Why Honors?

By The Numbers

Intellectual growth. Challenging courses and research opportunities. Honors-specific study abroad living and learning communities. Faculty mentoring. Peers who move through the program with you.

These are just some of the reasons why more than 220 Belmont students call Belmont's Honors Program home. In keeping with Belmont's mission, the Honors Program provides you with unique opportunities to explore the complexities of our increasingly interconnected and interdependent world. You’ll learn about yourself, your strengths and your ambitions. The program offers:

  • Small, stimulating seminar courses where discussions are lively and engaging, offering greater contact with faculty and like-minded peers
  • Opportunities to conduct and present pre-professional research
  • Study abroad semester in your second year
  • Organized social events with fellow Honors students through the Honors Student Council (HSC), including a special first-year Honors retreat
  • Opportunities for community service
  • Private receptions and salons with distinguished guest speakers
  • Support for introductory and senior level project research and a bound copy of your thesis upon completion
  • Recognition as a “Belmont Honors Scholar” in the commencement program and a unique medallion worn at graduation