Honors College

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The Honors College inspires students to pursue the most challenging and enriching educational and civic engagement opportunities available to them while providing multidisciplinary learning opportunities that complement any major.

Honors College students represent the full range of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences in the larger Mason student body, and they thrive in an atmosphere in which they are challenged to achieve academically, personally and in their civic lives.

Established in 2009, Mason’s Honors College has 1,600 students who meet in small classes of 25 students or less. Its purpose is to inspire students to pursue the most enriching educational opportunities and provide an interdisciplinary setting to conduct research and engage in open discussion.

Field trips, enrichment workshops, small seminars and opportunities for internships, study abroad and community service give students the opportunity to complement their classroom learning with hands-on experiences.