The Honors Program

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Small classes. Engaging instructors. Lasting friendships.

If you're academically talented and highly motivated, USD's Honors Program is for you. The Honors Program provides you with a participatory, get-involved education that promotes the exchange of ideas and the development of personal passion for future endeavors.

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A USD Honors Program student at graduation

Undergraduate Research

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Delve deeper into your areas of interest through research.

Even in your first or second year at USD, you can join research teams, earn mini-grants, present at national conferences or conduct your research at sites around the world. Whatever your major, you'll find research opportunities ranging from Latin American saxophone music to nanotechnology and from the use of lighting in theatre to the use of Facebook by potential employers.

Undergraduate Research

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Global Learning/Study Abroad

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Step out out of the classroom and broaden your USD experience with international travel and multicultural learning.

Study abroad or study tour programs are available in most majors and enable you to complement your USD class work by focusing on language, culture, history, international business or other areas of specific interest to you.

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First Year Experience

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Study abroad or study tour programs are available in most majors and enable you to complement your USD class work by focusing on language, culture, history, international business or other areas of specific interest to you.

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