Why Join the Honors Program?
The Honors Program is your opportunity to excel. It's your chance to get to know faculty on a one-to-one basis. These are the individuals who are going to recommend you for jobs or graduate school. The better they know you, the more they can say about you. Being a part of the Honors Program also makes you stand out. If 60 people all with high GPAs are applying for the same job or even graduate school, you need to make yourself notable somehow. Involvement in the Honors Program is one way to do this. The capstone experience of the Honors Program is the completion of an Honors thesis. This intensive research experience is transformative. Many students who have completed a thesis have applied for and received semester grants, summer grants, and travel grants through Bridgewater State University. Many have presented their research at national conferences and some write up their work for publication. This experience presents a gateway for entry into graduate schools and a variety of exciting employment opportunities.
Honors Student Privileges. Honors students receive special privileges for participating in the Program. These include extended library privileges, early registration (as long as the student is signing up for an Honors course or colloquia), and free use of the Honors Center where students can use computers and print for free and hang out in our lounge and game area.
Last Modified: April 7, 2011