Honors Program


The Honors Program at Utah Valley University provides opportunities for students to realize academic, professional, and human potential. Open to highly motivated students pursuing any associate or baccalaureate degree, Honors offers small courses with outstanding faculty featuring innovative classroom approaches, experiential learning, cultural events, and unique social gatherings.

Students from all majors may pursue an Honors degree. Through Honors, each student can chart a customized program of study most suited to their post-baccalaureate plans.

UVU Honor's Students studying at Goblin Valley Utah

Program Objectives

  • Encourage students to realize intellectual potential through challenging academic experiences.
  • Prepare students to embark successfully on post-baccalaureate endeavors.
  • Foster responsible citizenship through engaging students in enriching cultural activities, outdoor education, as well as a variety of research and service projects.

Program Benefits

  • Academic and residential scholarship opportunities for incoming students.
  • Priority registration status allowing Honors students and seniors to sign up for classes first.
  • Small class size.
  • Uninhibited access to Honors professors.
  • Mentoring by Honors faculty and staff.
  • Colloquium activities and events for Honors students.
  • Access to the Honors Study Commons and Research Lab computers.
  • Unique opportunities for undergraduate research.


DISCLAIMER: Please reference the "Housing Disclaimer" page.

How to apply

For admission to the Honors Program and/or Honors Housing, please complete sections A–D of the Honors Program application form and mail it to:

Honors Program
Utah Valley University, MS 274
800 West University Parkway

Each mailed application should include:

1. A completed Honors Program Application form.
2. A 400-word essay in response to one of the four admission topics listed in section C.
3. A 400-word essay in response to the Honors Housing topic listed in section D (if applicable).
4. High School and/or College Transcripts (if applicable).

Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Only students admitted to the Honors Program are eligible for Honors Housing. Utah Valley University maintains a contract with Ventana Student Housing and pays two thirds monthly rent for each four-bedroom Honors suite. Honors students live with each other and each pay the remaining third of the rent, currently approximately $115 each month.

Additional Utah Valley University scholarship information


Main Office: LC 204
Telephone: 801.863.6262
Fax: 801.863.6562
Web: www.uvu.edu/honors