Honors Program Benefits


An enhanced education
Challenge yourself in small classes with increased classroom participation and challenging projects! In our Honors classes, you'll find expert professors who are dedicated to developing your critical thinking skills and stimulating your intellectual curiosity. In addition, you will have the opportunity to participate in university-funded research in your area of interest.

Kent State Tuscarawas awards 15 Honors scholarships in the amount of $1500 each academic year. These scholarships are awarded to full-time Honors students and are renewable as long as academic standards continue to be met. Students who transition to the Kent Campus may compete for a variety of academic scholarships offered there.

As an Honors student, you'll work closely with your classmates and professors. You'll find lasting friendships and incredible networking opportunities. You'll learn not only from the faculty, but from the classroom dialog as well.

Unique educational opportunities
The Kent State University Honors Program offers opportunities for study abroad, special Honors housing and learning communities, generous scholarships and the chance to work closely with faculty to prepare a senior thesis - a great way to expand your resume while engaging in a rich learning experience.

Priority Registration
Honors Program students can register for classes each semester well before other students which allows for a more convenient schedule and the opportunity to schedule desired classes before they fill. 

Students who graduate from the Honors College have their achievement recognized at commencement and on their transcripts. The transcripts of Honors graduates will inform employers as well as graduate and professional schools of their accomplishment.

Honors Program Brochure (PDF)

Honors Program Application (PDF)