The Honors Program at La Sierra University is open to undergraduate students in any major who show outstanding intellectual and creative ability. It is a learning community that provides a challenging yet supportive environment.
The Honors Program allows you to:
- Travel internationally. To become more informed global citizens, your Honors class will travel abroad for around three weeks as a required part of your Honors experience. Past classes have traveled to western Europe and Turkey.
- Study in small classes. With classes of 15-20 people, there’s more interaction and a chance to get to know your faculty and classmates better.
- Challenge yourself. Honors classes are different than most general education classes because they feature more discussion and less lecture, and they offer more opportunity for creativity.
- Live with other Honors students. South Hall, our designated Honors residence hall on campus, provides a peaceful, studious environment. Students have single rooms (when available) and the use of a kitchen and two lounges.
- Form great friendships. You’ll find it easy to make friends in the small classes, and during events and field trips that are part of the program.
- Prepare for graduate school. The small, discussion-oriented classes prepare students for graduate programs, where that is the norm.
- Integrate Christian perspectives. You’ll study Christian thought and practice as we examine various worldviews.
- Receive special scholarships. In addition to GPA-based financial awards, special scholarships are awarded to Honors Program students.
If you complete the Honors Program of general studies, the Honors Scholarship Project, and graduate with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or above, you will have the designation “University Honors Program” listed on your diploma and transcript, as well as in the commencement program.
Admission to the Honors Program
Space is limited. Successful Honors students generally have a GPA of 3.7 or above (or if transferring from another college, a GPA of 3.5 or above); combined SAT scores of 1700 or above, or an ACT score composite of 25 or above.
Scholarships in the following amounts are automatically award to students in the Honors Program. These are in addition to the merit scholarships awarded by the University.
Year One $350
Year Two $700
Year Three $1,050
Year Four $1,400