It's not what you expect, but it's everything you want.

The Honors Program at USD isn’t about courses that move faster and cover more material; it’s about developing you into a person who’s passionate about contributing to society and preparing for a rapidly changing world. By fostering enriched educational opportunities for academically talented and highly motivated students, USD can offer an engaging, stimulating and rewarding experience!

The Honors Advantage:

  • A close, supportive community of 350 exceptional students
  • Intellectual challenge
  • Innovative teaching
  • An Honors-specific core curriculum
  • Small classes taught by the best professors on campus
  • Individualized academic advising
  • Enhanced seminars, research, internships and travel opportunities
  • Potential for leadership experiences beginning in your first year

The majority of Honors graduates pursue graduate and professional training at some of the best institutions in the U.S. and around the world. Over the past five years, Honors graduates have a 96 percent placement rate in graduate and professional programs.

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Honors Student Success

Honors students Collin, Erin and Josh discuss their recent successes in public health research and international summer academic programs as well as the role the Honors Program played in their achievements.