Develop Your Skills to their Fullest in Honors

As an intellectually motivated learner with great ambitions, you will find yourself embraced within Seattle University’s proud Honors tradition. Working toward a just future for all requires a wide-ranging and interdisciplinary understanding of how the world we share came to be the way it is.

While Honors programs at other institutions simply provide special sections of regular classes, our dynamic Honors Program was crafted to offer a sequence of rigorous seminars designed to pique your interest and augment your academic majors and pursuits. Dive into your intellectual passions. And discover new ones with other students as curious as you.

For more than 50 years, the Seattle University Honors Program has provided learners like you with the opportunity to join a community of engaged student citizens and professors, dedicated to the study of great works, ideas and histories that have shaped the development of our world.

Empowered Leaders in True Community

Our Honors Program operates on a cohort model that provides you with an invested community of fellow students who will go through the curriculum with you, as you all grow together in your knowledge and leadership skills. Through our distinctive seminar-style classroom philosophy, paper conferences, and oral exams, you will develop poise and confidence in public speaking, conducting research and exchanging knowledge and ideas. We consider our program the perfect pairing of knowledge and skills necessary for you to succeed as a leader in our world today.

Choose an Honors Path That's Right for You

Our Honors program offers three distinctive tracks to accommodate students’ diverse interests and collegiate aspirations

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Frequently Asked Questions

Admission to the Honors Program is for incoming freshman and has an additional application process.

University Honors applicants must also apply separately for admission to Seattle University.


Want to know more about the Seattle University Honors Program Experience? Just ask. We’re here to answer all your questions.

Contact Us

  • Allison Machlis Meyer, PhD

    Allison Machlis Meyer, PhD

    University Honors
    Society, Policy & Citizenship
    Office: Casey 230-02

  • Thorne Clayton-Falls

    Thorne Clayton-Falls

    Program Coordinator
    University Honors Program
    Office: Casey 230-90B


  • Marc McLeod, PhD

    Marc McLeod, PhD

    Associate Director
    University Honors
    Intellectual Traditions
    Office: Casey 410-01

  • Vinod Acharya, PhD

    Vinod Acharya, PhD

    Associate Director
    University Honors
    Office: Casey 230-04

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