University Honors Program

Milmon F. Harrison, Ph.D., Associate Vice Provost of Academic Programs for Undergraduate Education
Kate Andrup Stephensen, M.Ed, University Honors Program Director

Program Office

1350 The Grove; 530-752-3225; University Honors Program


Includes members from various departments across colleges.

The Program of Study

The University Honors Program (UHP) course of study is designed to enhance the undergraduate experience of high-achieving, high-potential, and socially conscious undergraduate students from all academic pathways. The University Honors Program is an interdisciplinary, campus-wide honors program that fosters active and collaborative discovery through unique, small course opportunities, which facilitate close faculty contact and dynamic peer interaction.

General Education (GE) courses, seminars, and special study opportunities constitute the UHP course offerings. First-year and second-year UHP students complete six UHP courses during their first two years–one per quarter. Upper division and transfer students complete research and service learning projects, seminars, and education abroad opportunities. Students receive transcript notation for each program year successfully completed.

UHP courses and seminars provide a small, liberal arts college setting, coupled with the resources and opportunities of a world-class research university to engage critical thinking, affective learning, and interpersonal expression. Updated program information is available at University Honors Program. A complete list of courses is made available to admitted students through the UHP office.

Only active UHP students may register for HNR and IST course codes, except by consent of the program and instructor.