Honors Program Benefits

Showcase Your Scholarship 

Working closely with a faculty advisor, students complete a senior thesis based on their interests and career goals and present their findings at research conferences or publish their work in academic and professional journals. Fellowships are available to fund student travel expenses to present their research at national conferences.

Take Your Classes Together

The 27-credit program includes priority registration and honors-only sections of two core courses of the student’s choice as well as all four of RMU’s communication skills classes: Argument and Research, Public Speaking and Persuasion, Professional Communication in the Workplace, and Intercultural Communication. An honors seminar or study abroad experience and the honors thesis courses provide the capstone of the curriculum.

Living Learning Community

Students can live in the honors residence hall, and a dedicated Honors Student Center is reserved for study and socializing. Faculty-led roundtable discussions, networking lunches, book discussion groups, and other events contribute to a lively intellectual community. Students can suggest and plan future events through the Honors Student Advisory Council.

Patriot Scholarship

Opportunities for additional academic scholarships are available for honors students in good standing.