Form, Foster, Develop, Integrate
Our Program is founded on four pillars:
- Forming a vibrant, close-knit intellectual community
- Fostering community and scholarly collaboration
- Developing close student interaction with faculty and community members
- Integrating intellectual and community work to achieve social change
With only five advanced honors courses required, and the option to turn any course into an Honors Course, you’ll pursue your passions in close consultation with expert faculty. Through community-engaged practice you’ll learn how to work with communities to fight the injustices kept in place by inequities in power and privilege.
Some of our students have interviewed policy makers about domestic violence shelters, written research papers on holistic healing, and even created original theater pieces.
You’ll graduate with lifelong friendships among students and faculty, as well as meaningful relationships with community partners. You’ll also be an experienced, independent, and critical scholar, a skilled practitioner in your chosen career, and—most importantly—an ethically engaged community member with the capacity to be an agent of meaningful social change.
All students who are accepted into the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Honors Program are granted an additional $1,000 honors scholarship.
- Take your learning to the next level
- Dig deeper into topics that interest you
- Gain additional career-building skills
- Meet professionals and thought leaders in your field
- Surround yourself with people just as committed to personal and academic growth as you are
- All with an accent on social justice!
- Indicate your interest in the Honors Program on your Lesley application
- Once accepted, you'll receive a link to the online Honors Program application, which includes a 200-300 word writing prompt
- Complete and return your essay
- Keep your fingers crossed—you'll have our decision within 10 days! Students admitted to the Honors Program are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship!
Tackling topics of global importance
From the role social media plays in sexualizing young women, to the responsibility of businesses to foster environmental and socioeconomic sustainability, seven students presented their honors research projects at the annual Honors Research Symposium.
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