Ashland University Honors Program

Honors Program

The Ashland University Honors Program offers academically talented undergraduate students cross-disciplinary experiences, participation in an intellectual community devoted to discussion and dialogue and special projects and courses that challenge the mind. The cornerstone of the Honors Program is the belief that intellectual stimulation and camaraderie among Honors students give them a more complete college experience. The experiences you have through the Honors Program will challenge you and also make you more appealing to top graduate schools and employers.

Rene Paddags placing the honor cords on Owen McManus

Honors Program opportunities include:

  • Honors core courses centered on discussion and dialogue and capped at 20 students
  • Priority enrollment in all classes
  • Peer mentoring for freshmen
  • Optional honors housing  in Clayton Hall which features a private bathroom for every double occupancy room
  • Limited number of scholarships available for incoming Honors Program students
  • Study groups and lecture series for Honors students
  • Honors social events such as game nights, Pizza with the Profs, the Honors Retreat, Ultimate Frisbee games, and Masterminds Escape Room 
  • Honors Capstone Project through which you work closely with a faculty member on an in-depth original project related to your major
  • Study abroad experiences have included Italy: The Grand Tour, the Irish Heritage Tour and the Grecian Odyssey Tour

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2022 Honors Graduates

Apply to the Honors Program today!

The Ashland University Honors Program is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council.

Contact Us

Honors Program

103 Clayton Hall

Ashland University

401 College Avenue

Ashland, OH  44805


800.882.1548 ext. 5260

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Honors Blog

Honors Program receives 2nd place in NCHC Student Newsletter Competition

The Honors Program received 2nd place in the 2021 National Collegiate Honors Council Newsletter Award - Student Print Division. Entry into the contest required submission...Read more

Two Honors Students Receive Finalist Awards in the National Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards

Several Ashland University Journalism and Digital Media students received finalist awards in the national Intercollegiate Broadcasting System awards competition for their work with university radio...Read more

Kaitlynn Winters Learns Marketing is So Much More than Selling Goods or Services in Summer Internship at Catalyst.

Kaitlynn Winters, a freshman in the Honors Program with a major in Marketing and a Minor in Public Relations spent her summer interning in the...Read more