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Message from the Dean

It is my great pleasure to introduce you to UNLV's Honors College as well as to introduce myself to you. Honors College is the academic home of some of the highest-achieving students from across the region, the country, and the world. Proudly, it is also the former home of many of UNLV's most accomplished graduates.

So, what does it mean to be in Honors College?

It means that you are an excellent student pursuing a degree at any one of UNLV’s academic colleges. However, you also have applied to and been admitted, based on your accomplishments, to the vibrant social and intellectual community of Honors College.

At Honors College your education will be enhanced by an exciting curriculum taught by world-class faculty in small classes. This will be coupled with a high level of personal advising attention, focused on facilitating your success from day one until graduation. You also get first dibs on registering for your courses!

Honors College students spend much of their campus time in the college suite, which is equipped with a computer lab and student lounge and is surrounded by the vast resources of the Lied Library. Check it out on the third floor of the library. This is a special place where you are likely to develop lifelong friendships and colleagues on the way to academic excellence.

So, being in Honors College is like being in an intimate, private college within the exciting larger context of UNLV. You can enjoy the benefit of both worlds.

Much will be expected of you academically, but we will help you and you will get much back. A UNLV honors student stands out — to graduate schools, to professional schools, to employers, and to the community at large.

When you start your university career, you will find more than 100 fields to choose from at UNLV. But remember, no matter which one you decide is the best path for you, Honors College is an additional option that can change your university experience and your future.

As dean of Honors College, I take a personal interest in the progress of each and every one of you. My door is open and I invite you to come and introduce yourself, ask questions, or simply drop by to say hello!

Marta Meana, Ph.D.
Honors College Dean and Professor of Psychology