Honors Program

The Honors Program at Fairfield University is an interdisciplinary course of study open to invited freshmen and sophomores from all of the University's undergraduate schools and reports directly to the Provost. Since the program offers a curriculum of team-taught courses and small seminars, it is highly selective. Students who pursue Honors study at Fairfield are highly motivated, passionate about learning, and willing to engage their professors and fellow students in lively discussions. Honors students at Fairfield also are invited to attend intellectual and cultural events outside the classroom and faculty-led colloquia on a variety of topics.

The Honors curriculum challenges students to achieve the following educational goals:

  1. Identify major intellectual questions about the past and present.

  2. Write coherently about the history and methods of research into those questions.

  3. Design a research project on a major question in their field of study.

  4. Implement and report on the results of that research project.

Students who complete the Honors Program in good standing have their achievement noted on their final transcripts. Those who complete the program with an average grade of B+ in Honors courses receive the designation "University Honors Program Completed with Distinction." Those who complete the program with an average of A in Honors courses receive the designation "University Honors Program Completed with High Distinction."