Wilkes University

Wilkes Honors Program

Wilkes University's Honors Program offers students an enhanced academic experience.

Are you a student who expects more from yourself, your peers and your mentors?

The Wilkes University Honors Program offers bright, ambitious students an enhanced, interdisciplinary academic experience. Selected students from across Wilkes majors take part in Honors classes as well as co-curricular and extracurricular activities designed to augment intellectual, professional, and personal development and achievement.

Honors students reside in a living-learning community. Resources and opportunities include access to an enhancement grant, unique in higher education, which students can use to help fund study-related experiences such as study abroad or research. Other scholarships specific to Honors students are also available upon acceptance to this program.

Wilkes University Honors students who complete the program will receive special recognition at graduation and a notation of “Honors Graduate” on their transcripts and diplomas.

Honors StudentsIn addition to gaining an enhanced educational experience, Wilkes University Honors students enjoy the following resources and opportunities:

  • grant funding to support study abroad, research, or internship experiences
  • Honors housing for first-year residential Honors students
  • preferential course selection
  • no additional cost for course overload related to Honors work, as approved by academic advisors
  • social events such as field trips, dinners, and access to notable speakers visiting campus
  • additional advising for external scholarships, graduate school placement, and career placement
  • special notation on transcript and recognition at Commencement
  • access to a network of Wilkes University Honors Program graduates

Students have enjoyed field trips to New York City and dinners on campus with distinguished speakers. Class experiences include visits to Broadway and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, creating a film, and crafting leadership-themed children’s books that were then read to classes at a nearby school.

Student Opportunities 

Students participating in the Honors Program complete a variety of curricular and co-curricular requirements.

Honors Program Requirements and Expectations

Honors Program Advisory Council: