There’s nothing like that feeling when you find your academic niche. If you’re highly motivated and academically promising, you might be a perfect fit for one of our honors programs. You’ll learn and collaborate with like-minded, high-achieving students eager to challenge themselves and engage with their studies on a deeper level.

CAS Honors Community Scholars

The College of Arts & Sciences' Honors Community Scholars Program is designed for select incoming first-year and transfer students. Students complete this highly experiential, cohort-based program over their first and second years, during which time they have access to challenging honors courses, early course registration, and a robust calendar of academic-focused and community-building cocurricular events. These benefits remain available to Honors Community Scholars throughout their entire undergraduate career.

First-year Honors Community Scholars also enjoy the opportunity to live on campus in the Honors Living Learning Community.

To learn more about the CAS Honors Community Scholars program, visit the College of Arts & Sciences' Honors Programs page.

A CAS Honors student “I went to my first honors symposium when I was a freshman, plus we had to take an honors section of CAS 101. That was really helpful. And the honors creativity and innovation courses are so good. I love the fact that we pick our classes early.”
Nakia Gelin, BA in Law '23

CAS Honors in the Major Program

The College of Arts & Sciences's Honors in the Major Program is designed for select juniors and seniors. Students will apply for the program through their academic major department before the end of their sophomore year. If admitted, they’ll participate in immersive learning opportunities starting in their junior year. As juniors, students will complete a collaborative, interdisciplinary course on problem-solving for real-world issues with a cross-discipline cohort. As seniors, they’ll create a signature project under the mentorship of a departmental faculty member and present their research at the Honors in the Major Symposium before graduation.

Honors in the Major students will have access to early course registration, as well as all special CAS Honors Community Scholars programming.

To learn more about the CAS Honors in the Major program, visit the College of Arts & Sciences's Honors Programs page.

SBS Honors Program

Incoming first-year students, rising second-year students, and select transfer students are eligible to join the Sawyer Business School’s Honors Program. If admitted, honors students will have access to honors sections of required business core courses and electives, seminar-style Challenge Courses, and early course registration throughout their studies. Outside of the classroom, students can enrich their academic experience through honors-only immersive learning opportunities, including case competitions, service projects, career development programs, and social and networking events.

First-year honors students also enjoy the opportunity to live on campus in the Honors Living Learning Community.

To learn more about the SBS Honors Program, visit the Sawyer Business School's Honors Program page.

A Suffolk student poses in the North End neighborhood of Boston The Honors Living Learning Community was just amazing. You’re mixed with Sawyer Business School and College of Arts & Sciences students. And then next thing you know, you’re in class with these people. It made life so much better and made projects so much easier to coordinate.
Alexandra Kontis, BSBA in Marketing, ’23,
JD Candidate, Suffolk University Law School