The Helen P. Denit Honors Program offers three distinct levels of honors achievement.
Each is customized to enhance and maximize your individual learning experience.
In the Honors program, you will:
- apply knowledge to new issues and questions;
- navigate and act responsibly within and across disciplines, professions, cultures, and communities;
- judge when and how to use technology to work, collaborate, and communicate effectively in all realms.
Honors for Freshman Scholars
Designed for native freshmen, transfer freshmen and sophomores. Freshman Honors seeks to enhance a student’s experience and offers honors sections of general education and other lower division courses, many of which come together to form innovative honors learning communities. Like all Denit honors courses, these courses are small and selective; focus on learning by doing and discussing; and are staffed by the university’s best educators. Professors in these courses often take students on field trips, bring in outside speakers and experts, and engage our students in relevant and important projects.
Honors for Transfer Scholars
Geared toward students who have declared or transferred into a major in one of the three undergraduate-degree granting colleges. Although all transfer-level honors programs share some common characteristics, each is uniquely tailored to meet the needs and maximize the experiences of its own students. These honors experiences are intended to build on and further develop the broad base of skills and knowledge established by University Honors in ways that makes them applicable to a student’s area of interest. Depending on the student’s major, this distinction is called Helen P. Denit Arts and Sciences Honors, Helen P. Denit Business Honors, or Helen P. Denit Public Affairs Honors.
Honors for Current UB Scholars
If you are just hearing about honors now or were not eligible at the time of admission to UB, you may still become a Denit Honors Scholar. If you are in your freshman or sophomore year, please plan on completing a minimum of 15 honors credits. If you are in your junior year or just beginning your senior year, only 12 honors credits are necessary for graduation. Although both levels share some common characteristics, each is uniquely tailored to meet the needs and maximize the experiences of its own students.