Honors Program


A National Conference

In this video, Elmhurst Honors students talk about what it’s like to present their research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

A Model Program

Honors Program Leading the Way

Representatives from the CPE traveled to the Netherlands recently to share the College’s model for honors education.

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Challenge Yourself!

Established in 1965, the Elmhurst College Honors Program provides honors-level liberal arts education dedicated to self-formation and professional preparation. Designed to ensure that students experience both intellectual independence and academic achievement, the Honors Program, a component of the Center for Professional Excellence, seeks to develop intellectual relations between students and faculty to support the free exchange of ideas, to enhance the integration of liberal learning and professional activity, and to help its members become responsible and principled individuals as future societal leaders in an increasingly global world. Here’s some of what you’ll find:

  • Small, stimulating seminar courses where class discussions are lively and engaging
  • Opportunities to conduct and present preprofessional-level research
  • Personal advising to help you refine your goals and chart an academic course
  • Private receptions with distinguished guest speakers
  • Trips to theatre and dance performances, social events and more

As an Honors Program student, you’ll develop strong intellectual bonds with faculty mentors and discover new ways to integrate liberal learning with professional activities. You’ll reap benefits that extend far beyond the classroom, into a life filled with promise. Questions? See our FAQs, or contact us.

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