The Bloomsburg University Honors Program is intended for students who are committed to academic excellence, community service, and personal growth based on high ethical standards. The Program provides students with the opportunity to realize their potential by combining structured Honors courses with advanced study in an area of interest.
In addition to coursework, the Honors Program fosters and maintains an active community of students whose primary interest is academic excellence. The Program offers smaller class sizes, the opportunity to engage in an independent study project with a faculty mentor, frequent field trips, various service projects, and a wide range of social activities. Honors students develop and engage in a rewarding community of active, enthusiastic learners.
Students who successfully complete the Program are awarded a Bachelor's Degree with Honors. More importantly, students have the opportunity to achieve intellectual depth, pursue creative discovery, and produce a finished scholarly product worthy of presentation and/or publication. The Honors Program at BU is a well-rounded, focused, enthusiastic community of learners.
To view a Youtube video that outlines the benefits of the Honors Program, click here.
The 2011 Honors brochure is now available. You can download it here.
The Honors Advisory Committee recently endorsed a Strategic Plan for the Program. This document includes our Mission, Values, and Vision. In addition, we have identified four strategic issues for the next five years.
AnnouncementsBU Honors Student wins Biology Award
The annual Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists (CPUB) meeting was held recently at Clarion University. Kelsey Matthews, Biology, Pre-Med, and an Honors Student, won the CPUB Outstanding Student award and first place for her research presentation involving the Cell and Molecular Biology.
3/27/2013 General Meeting Notes
Notes from the March 27th meeting can be found here.
The February 2013 Honors program newsletter may be found here.
Henry Carver Fund (HCF) Scholarship Renewal
The application for the HCF Honors Scholarship is now available and may be found here.
Applications are due by March 29, 2013.
Bocce Bash Video
A video about the Honors program's participation in the Bocce Bash may be found on the service page.
BU Honors Student Wins Third Prize in National Competition!
Meghan Duell, a Bloomsburg University Honors Spring 2012 biology graduate, won third prize in the oral presentation category at the national convention of Beta Beta Beta, the biology honor society, in Puerto Rico. Her presentation was entitled “Honeybee Stress: Behavioral & Physiological Implications of Fulmethrin Treatment.” Dr. John Hranitz, professor, Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences, is her mentor. Meghan qualified to present her work at the national convention by winning the outstanding presentation award at the 2012 Northeast District 2 Regional Convention held in Bloomsburg in March 2012.
Annie and Sarah's Blog
A blog of Anne Reno and Sarah Vandegriff's summer 2012 study abroad can be found here.
BU Honors Student Wins First Place!
Bloomsburg University Honors Student Brittany Vaszlavik won one of the most prestigious student awards at the 2011 National Collegiate Honors Council annual conference in Phoenix, AZ. Her poster describing her Honors Independent Study research project was selected as the very best poster in the category of Social and Behavioral Sciences. This is one of the largest poster categories with a lot of competition. Her poster was displayed at the awards dinner with a giant blue ribbon. Please see our photo gallery for a picture of Brittany with her poster.
NCHC on Facebook
You can now follow National Collegiate Honors Council on Facebook!
Our new Facebook fan page will provide an additional means of communication between NCHC and our members. Our hope is that the page will be useful in posting updates during conference, keeping you informed of upcoming seminars and events, and having meaningful discussions about honors-related topics and ideas that you feel need to be addressed.