The Regis College Honors Program provides qualified students with intellectually stimulating experiences including:
- Academically rigorous courses;
- Participation in community leadership, service learning, service;
- Personal enrichment opportunities.
Honors students explore complex issues of civic responsibility and global citizenship, and develop skills to contribute to the betterment of society - a central goal of Regis’ mission.
Honors students complete six courses for honors credit including:
- Honors sections of regularly offered courses;
- Special-topic courses specifically designed for honors students;
- A required Honors Seminar, normally taken in the junior or senior year;
- Up to two designated graduate courses, with prior approval from the graduate program director.
Students in the Honors Program are also encouraged to pursue their academic interests through special research projects and/or the writing of an honors thesis.
Leadership and Service
Today’s honors students prepare to become tomorrow’s global leaders through:
- Supervised placements as peer tutors and mentors;
- Design and implementation of individual and group service projects, local and international service and service learning; and
- Participation in community service and project management related to the students' field of study.
Personal Development and Enrichment
Honors students are well-rounded leaders expected to:
- Get involved in leadership programs on and off campus;
- Attend planned events, such as plays, lectures, conferences, and museum visits;
- Develop close mentoring relationships with faculty who teach in the program.
Eligibility for Honors Program
All students are encouraged to join the Honors Program if they have:
- Been accepted as first-year students with a minimum GPA of 3.5 and combined SAT math and reading scores of at least 1100/ACT composite score of 24; GPA of 3.7 with no test score;
- Maintained a GPA of 3.5 or higher during their first year at Regis.
To apply after completion of the first year, please send the Honors Program director a completed application which includes:
- A Regis transcript
- An original graded paper or piece of work
- Application essay
- A letter of recommendation from a Regis faculty member
Once admitted to the Honors Program, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.45.