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Undergraduate Admission

University Honors Program Application

» University Honors Program Application

Chapman’s University Honors Program is a broad interdisciplinary course of study based on great books and events from cultures around the world.

Students and faculty concentrate mutually critical exchanges between the classics of human culture and the contemporary world. The goal of these exchanges is collaborative and intentional learning in which students and faculty connect enduring and emerging ideas, drawing on shared texts, lectures, seminar discussions and cultural experiences.

  • Students in the university-wide program are required to complete a total of eight honors courses, including the Senior Capstone and Honors Forum, for a minimum of 24 credits.
  • The program satisfies the GE Inter/Multidisciplinary Cluster; select courses might also satisfy major, minor, other GE and/or elective requirements.
  • All students must take one course in each of the Honors core areas, and the three courses must be at the 300 level or above.
  • Transfer students with 60 units or more (prior to matriculation) will, upon acceptance, take five courses, including the Senior Capstone and Honors Forum.

Tour the Honors Program

Honors Program student Marit shows you around and explains what it's like to be a student in the program.

Desired Candidates

Successful candidates will exhibit a strong motivation for interdisciplinary studies and an enthusiastic commitment to learning. The program’s purpose is less to recognize past academic accomplishments but rather to encourage continued intellectual development, nurture a lifelong love of learning, and prepare students for a personally fulfilling and socially responsible life while at Chapman and post-graduation.

Applicants typically have:

  • A high GPA
  • Outstanding leadership and/or creative achievement, community involvement and a range of interests and experiences.

The program best serves students who approach their education in a mature and responsible manner, which includes showing respect for others in the class, as well as the community at large. Once accepted, students are expected to be active participants in honors activities.

Applying to the Honors Program

Applicants for fall consideration should apply by April 1. Admission notifications are rolling.