Chapman honors collage final from 2013.
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University Honors Program

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The Honors Program is designed for academically talented and intellectually curious students who want to pursue interdisciplinary and cross-cultural studies. The program combines a flexible, interdisciplinary curriculum with small, discussion-centered classes.

Students and faculty are encouraged to connect and share emerging ideas, drawing on shared texts, lectures, seminar discussions and cultural experiences. The mission is to prepare students for personally fulfilling and socially responsible lives during their college years at Chapman and beyond. Watch this short video to see Honors in action and hear what our students have to say:

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Apply to the University Honors Program


Newly admitted incoming students can apply to the University Honors Program through their Admitted Student portal. Current Chapman students should email for more information on applying for consideration for Fall '24.

Questions? Email!

What Honors Students Are Saying

“Honors is sort of like the biggest, craziest extended family you'll ever find.”

– Laura 

“The classes are phenomenal, emphasizing discussion and participation instead of simply sitting down in front of a professor that lectures the whole class period.”

– Leanna

“Honors has the most interesting classes on campus, hands down.”

– Michael

Donate to Honors

Support the Honors Program by making a donation. To donate to the Marian Wright Edelman First Generation Endowed Scholarship, please fill out and mail this form.

Dare to Think.

Check out Sapere Aude, the Honors Program's online journal and view the latest volume, "Identity." Submissions for the next volume open in the fall.