Honors Program

The Honors Program at Bridgewater State University is a welcoming community of almost 500 students committed to academic success, personal goals, social justice, service, and leadership. Our program connects students to a diverse community of engaged citizen-scholars on campus and to a network of honors students across Massachusetts and the country. Honors can help students develop essential skills employers are looking for, like oral and written communication skills, teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving, as well as self-motivation and time-management. Joining honors also allows students to:

      • Become part of a community committed to academic success
      • Experience greater student-faculty interaction in honors courses, which are capped at 17
      • Stand out for internships, jobs, and scholarships as well as graduate and professional schools
      • Take advantage of leadership and service opportunities through our Honors Student Congress
      • Create lifelong friendships and be supported both in and outside the classroom when they are part of our Honors Living Learning Communities 
      • Attend more than a dozen free social events each semester
      • Have a home away from home and quiet space to study in our Honors Center
      • Register for classes early
      • Travel to leading professional conferences
      • Work one-on-one with outstanding faculty members

“The passionate staff, the endless opportunities, and all of the support I received for my research and plans for the future were invaluable aspects of the Honors Program. I felt like I could talk to anyone in the Honors Center about anything.” – Danae Reaves-Bey Brown, ’18, Art History Major

“The Honors Program has been extremely valuable to my time at Bridgewater. I think the different services it provides and the physical space for meeting other people and learning new things has been the most valuable aspect…It has allowed me to push my degree further than I had ever expected, and has given me the tools to enter my field with experience and confidence.” -David Nardelli, ’18, Political Science and Sociology Double Major

Please contact us at honorsprogram@bridgew.edu, 508-531-1378, or visit us in The Center for Transformative Learning, Suite 330 in the Maxwell Library.