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Why Honors?


Belmont Honors: A Place To Grow, Explore, Thrive, Transform.

You'll Grow Intellectually in Our Small Seminar Courses

You'll Explore As You Live And Learn Abroad With Your Honors Community

You'll Thrive As You Embark On a Special Project Unique to Your Dreams and Career Plans

You'll Be Transformed By the Faculty, Peers and Honors Program Community Who You Learn Alongside

These are just some of the reasons why more than 330 Belmont students call Belmont's Honors Program home. In keeping with Belmont's mission, the Honors Program offers 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
  • Time and space to imagine and complete a major project of your own
  • Study abroad semester in your second year
  • Fun, community building events with fellow Honors students sponsored through the Honors Student Council (HSC)
  • Opportunities for community service
  • Private receptions and salons with distinguished guest speakers
  • Support for project research and a copy of your major project made available to the public by the Belmont University library
  • Recognition as a “Belmont Honors Scholar” in the commencement program and a unique medallion worn at graduation