• Professors Nick Smith (pictured) and Mao Chen received faculty awards at this years Honors Faculty Thank You Luncheon.
    Professors Nick Smith (pictured) and Mao Chen received faculty awards at this years Honors Faculty Thank You Luncheon.
  • Honors student Elizabeth O'Malley receiving an award
    Honors student Elizabeth O'Malley receiving an award from this year's NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge
  • Honors Students Jess Manning and Megan Verfaillie
    Honors students Megan Verfaillie and Jess Manning are the first UNH students to receive a fellowship from the Arctic Domain Awareness Center
  • 2018 Fulbright recipients Tyler, Madison, Eden
    Congrats to University Honors graduates Tyler, Madison and Eden, 2018 Fulbright Scholars. Read more here
  • Digging to Digital
    Honors Professor Ivo van der Graaff teaches Honors students digital documentation of artifacts

Welcome to The University Honors Program!

The University Honors Program provides an enhanced academic experience for intellectually motivated students. It also draws together a rich community of peer scholars attracted by a history of academic excellence and intellectual curiosity.
Members of the University Honors Program enjoy an Honors residential hall, dynamic Honors courses, a comprehensive mentoring program, individual advising, and enjoyable Honors activities. Participants discover that being a part of Honors is more than a distinction; it is an enriched University experience.
Come discover the University Honors Program for yourself.


Featured Course

Photo of two open books and students in the background

Global Citizenship: In Pursuit of Liberty (HIST 444J)

“Global Citizenship is the best class that I have taken at UNH. The discussion-based classes allowed us to explore topics that we were interested in, and our final projects could be on whatever we wanted which allowed us to be creative and share with the class what we were passionate about. I learned so much about what it means to be a global citizen, and how I can use that knowledge to better the UNH community.”

-Madison Smith


Faces of Honors Students

                         Alana Gudinas         Audrey Balaska         Lindsay Bosworth


Alana Gudinas, the 2018-2019 Jefferson Science Associates Minority/Female Undergraduate Research Assistantship awardee. 


Audrey Balaska, the Parents Association award winner for 2018. 


Lindsay Bosworth, a UNH Honors student and recent intern for the Mystic Aquarium's Animal Rescue Program. 

Amy Seif Hattan is the 2018 recipient for the University Honors Program Alumni Award

2018 Honors Alumni Award recipient Amy Seif Hattan shares words of wisdom with graduating Honors students at our Alumni Reception. 

The UNH Honors Experience

UNH students and faculty explain what's great about the UNH Honors Program.

Angel Investors

Honors Hamel Scholars participate in managing Rines Angel Investment Fund