The University Honors Program is home to a community of students, faculty, and staff dedicated to academic excellence, artistic creativity, and intellectual curiosity. Members of the Honors Program share a passion for learning, an appreciation of the arts, and a strong involvement in their communities. They pursue knowledge across disciplinary boundaries, broaden their intellectual horizon, and seek out engaging experiences that complement their education. Students and faculty in the program are committed to improving themselves, the lives of others, and the state of our world. They study the important issues facing our society and seek innovative solutions to the problems they encounter.
The University Honors Program is open to all continuing URI students with
a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or higher. Transfer students with
a GPA of 3.30 from their previous institution.
Beginning with the fall of 2013, students who have graduated with a grade point average of 3.4 or higher from their high school and have a combined SAT score of at least 1100 in Critical Reading and Mathematics (or a minimum ACT composite score of 24) will be eligible to enroll in honors courses during their first semester. Click here for detailed information about eligibility and enrollment procedures.
Eligible students may take as many or as few honors courses as they wish. They have the option to explore the Honors Program and take only those honors courses that strongly interest them. Students who have completed six credits of honors courses or have completed at least three credits in honors and are in their second semester of honors courses work can join the Honors Program. To do so, they should make an appointment with an honors advisor and complete a Program of Study form.
Students who meet all of the following requirements will receive a notation on their transcript that they have "completed the University Honors Program":
Class of 2015 or later
Students who began their studies at URI in the fall of 2011 or later must complete at least 18 credits in honors. They must maintain a GPA of 3.30 or higher overall and in their honors courses.Their honors credits must include:
Students who began their studies at URI in the fall of 2010 or the spring of 2011 must complete at least 15 credits in honors. They must maintain a GPA of 3.30 or higher overall and in their honors courses.Their honors credits must include:
Students who began their studies at URI in the fall of 2009 or earlier and have maintained continuous enrollment must complete at least 15 credits in honors. They must maintain a GPA of 3.30 or higher overall and in their honors courses.Their honors credits must include:
Announcing: Spring 2014 courses!
CONGRATULATIONS to the following students:
Alyssa Neill, '14, a Nutrition & Dietetics major and Honors student was one of only 61 juniors nationwide to be awarded the prestigious Truman Scholarship in 2013. Selected for her academic achievement, leadership ability and commitment to a career in public service, Alyssa received a $30,000 scholarship for graduate study, attended a Truman leadership institute, and has joined the ranks of a global network of Truman Scholars. Read more in the URI Press Release.
Juniors Christopher Bobba (Chemical Engineering/Biological Sciences) and Russell Dauksis (Marine Biology) who have been named as Goldwater Scholars, and to Farid Topchiev (Chemical Engineering and German) who has received a Goldwater Honorable Mention! See their URI Press release to learn more.
Brian Stack (senior History/Philosophy) who has received a prestigious Humanity in Action Fellowship!
Brittany O'Brien has been awarded a 2012 National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Scholarship to study Swahili in Kenya for the fall semester. Brittany has also been granted an NSEP African Languages Initiative Summer Supplement to study Swahili at the University of Florida prior to her departure.
These six URI sophomores who won Hollings Scholarships from NOAA this year: Michael Canton, Eilea Knotts, Sarah Merolla, Benjamin Sevey, Callie Veelenturf and Brenton Wallin. Read more in their URI Press Release.
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