Most students choosing to pursue Interdisciplinary Honors apply through the UW Freshman Application. A small number of current UW freshmen are also accepted in Spring Quarter through Second Year Admission.
Students applying to Departmental Honors typically do so as they enter their major. Each department has different requirements and procedures, so please consult your departmental advisers for the most accurate information.
The Honors curriculum is composed of two parts, Interdisciplinary Honors and Departmental Honors. Students may earn an Honors degree by completing one or both of these components. Completion of both will result in a degree with College Honors.
The Honors Program offers a variety of UW courses and study abroad programs for students pursuing Interdisciplinary Honors. For up-to-date enrollment counts, please see the UW Time Schedule. For detailed course descriptions, please browse our course archives.
Portfolios serve both as reflective learning tools and allow students to create a gallery of their undergraduate experience. Students archive materials and compile short reflective statements in online portfolios as part of an Interdisciplinary or College Honors degree.
The Honors Program believes that participation in activities outside of the classroom enhances and enriches the undergraduate experience, helping students connect their education to the larger world.
Knowing that students participate in many different type of activities throughout their undergraduate years, our goal is to help students take academic risks, actively engage in their learning, explore the world and their place in it, and ultimately develop a deeper understanding of themselves and their goals.
The Honors community is comprised of students, faculty, advisers, and librarians from every discipline, background, and interest. These groups all intersect throughout a student's education to support and encourage academic success and community engagement.