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Honors Admissions

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Commonwealth Honors

If your high school GPA is 3.4 or higher (or your SAT score is 1170 or your ACT score is 24 or higher), you are invited to join the Commonwealth Honors Program in your acceptance letter from BSU! If you are a first-time college student beginning at BSU in Fall 2024, we ask that you respond to our invitation by May 31, 2024 by following the link provided in your letter.

If you are interested in the Honors Program at BSU and haven't been accepted yet, you are encouraged to apply by clicking the “Apply for the Honors Program” button on this page. The application asks you to share a piece of academic work you are proud of, such as your Common App essay, another piece of writing, video, slideshow, or work of art.


Departmental Honors

Complete our online Departmental Honors Application in your sophomore or junior year. Most students complete Departmental Honors in three semesters.

Elise Eng
Although I was intimidated by the honors thesis at first, it ended up being one of the most fulfilling parts of my entire education. Under the guidance of my faculty mentors, I got to have a real part in redesigning the chemistry lab curriculum at BSU. Not only did I get to combine my passions for chemistry and teaching, but I also know I made an impact on the educational experience of future students for years to come. I even got to present on my honors thesis project at a national conference (American Chemical Society) twice, with my travel expenses covered in full by BSU. I’m so grateful I had those opportunities.”
Elise Eng
Chemistry and Secondary Education double major