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​​​Established in 1985, the University Honors & Scholars Center at The Ohio State University develops and supports an environment that promotes the intellectual and personal development of high-ability undergraduate students. The University Honors Program offers highly motivated students an enriched academic experience through the integration of curricular and co-curricular programs.

Honors Courses

Honors Courses are taught by select faculty members, often senior professors, who are recognized scholars in their fields. Each year we offer more than 350 sections of Honors courses, in classrooms averaging 20 students per course and generally capping at 25 students.

Honors Courses:

  • Provide appropriate intellectual challenges

  • Develop communication skills

  • Foster analytical and critical thinking

  • Build community among Honors students

Honors students enjoy University-Level Priority Scheduling, making them among the first to schedule courses each semester. This scheduling privilege enables students to meet the expectations and requirements of the Honors Program, including a challenging curriculum, maintenance of a minimum GPA of 3.4 or 3.5, and completion of specific College Honors requirements.​