We are an undergraduate academic program for students who want to dig deep and broaden and enrich their intellectual inquiry in and out of the classroom. We offer small, unique seminars across a diversity of disciplines, where approaches to learning are creative, challenging, and focused on your curiosity. Members complete Honors coursework and a senior capstone project, and earn an “RU Honors Program” transcript distinction upon graduation.
Students who complete the Honors Program gain notable academic distinction and preparation for graduate school, professional success, and life as socially conscious leaders. RU Honors is where critical thinking, your learning in your major and our program’s emphasis on engaged scholarship intersect. There is no cost to Honors Program membership and it adds distinct value to your RU undergraduate degree.
We prioritize–in our courses and programming–lively discussion, collaboration, and any chance we can to explore the city of Chicago.
We provide Honors scholarships and wrap-around academic support, facilitate close faculty mentorship, and connect students to major professional and leadership opportunities.
We constantly devise and revise our unique curriculum and programming to allow for creative and deep inquiry. The classroom and the city are our settings and laboratories for intellectual experimentation and exploration.
We review applications (which include short essays, an academic letter of recommendation, and a strong writing sample) holistically, but recommend an incoming GPA of 3.25 or higher.
Meet some of our students who have successfully completed the Roosevelt University Honors Program
Major: Integrated Marketing Communication; Minor, History
Major: Psychology; Minor, Philosophy