Mission Statement

The Honors Program provides enrichment opportunities for exceptionally talented, creative and academically committed students and seeks to create an intellectual community in and extending beyond the classroom walls. The program connects students with Bellarmine’s best faculty through small classes and participation in out-of-class activities. Students learn in a collaborative environment where their ideas and research are treated with respect. As a community of scholars, students and faculty work enthusiastically to achieve the following objectives:

In addition to developing higher order skills in self-expression, critical thinking, information gathering and problem solving, students will

  • understand complex issues from diverse perspectives
  • write analytical or scientific papers of substantial length and depth
  • participate in learning experiences outside the classroom
  • be provided a competitive advantage in pursuing graduate education