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University Honors

The comprehensive Honors College experience.

Program Overview

University Honors (UH) delivers the comprehensive Honors College experience to students from any major throughout all of their undergraduate years. UH students complete our innovative Honors core curriculum – an exclusive array of advanced, thought-provoking courses – in place of UNLV’s standard general education requirements and have access to a myriad of personal and professional development activities.

UH is primarily designed for incoming freshmen but can accommodate transfer and continuing students. If you've already taken a number of college courses, please send an inquiry with your unofficial transcripts to honors.admissions@unlv.edu before completing the application.

Why Choose University Honors?

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Advanced Academics

The HON curriculum offers a distinctive learning experience with inspiring professors and motivated peers. University Honors students experience:

  • Specialized HON Core Curriculum (fulfills UNLV General Education requirements)
  • Small class sizes (16-24 students)
  • One-of-a-kind 400-level seminars
  • 1:1 time with Honors Professors

Learn more about UH Program Requirements

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VIP Benefits

Honors students receive a “red carpet” experience at UNLV with special benefits:

  • Personalized Academic Advising
  • Priority Registration (first dibs scheduling classes)
  • Private study lounge & computer lab
  • Scholarship eligibility for early applicants
  • Honors-reserved campus housing
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Game-Changing Opportunities

Honors will open doors to inspiring co-curricular experiences on and off campus, including:

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Vibrant Community

As a member of the Honors College, you join a thriving community of students and educators who host a range of activities outside of the classroom, including:

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Serious Recognition

Graduating with Honors demonstrates that you go above and beyond the ordinary. As an Honors graduate you will:

  • Earn a nationally recognized Honors distinction on your diploma
  • Receive guidance for nationally competitive award applications
  • Bolster your applications to graduate & professional school

HC Alumni Acceptances to Prestigious Graduate & Professional Programs