Honors Program

The Honors Program is an opportunity for undergraduate students who are academically talented to enhance their educational experience at CIU through personal engagement, intellectual involvement and a sense of community. Successful participation in the program gives highly qualified students the ability to become skilled in their specific disciplines and the personal satisfaction of having accomplished the most innovative and challenging program available.

Benefits and Opportunities

  • A $5,000 scholarship per year for up to four academic years
  • Complete a series of Honors-designated courses in their major
  • Enjoy engaging with other like-minded students
  • Engage critically with readings of the classical writings in human history
  • Further develop skills in oral and written communication, research and critical thinking
  • Collaborative learning environment
  • Working one-on-one with faculty


  • Minimum test score of 1280 SAT, 27 ACT, or 84 CLT
  • Minimum GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted)
  • Undergraduate student who has been accepted to CIU
  • Invited to apply for Honors Program after acceptance