Hilary Snow instructs her Honors Art History class at the prints study room on the lower level of the Milwaukee Art Museum
Trips like this enhance students’ learning experience and give them a deeper connection to the subject matter. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Peter Sands, an associate professor of English and director of the Honors College, teaches a class at the Honors House. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Students Timothy Hennessey (left) and Nisrit Pandey review materials and plan for a trip abroad in the Honors House library. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Students in the Honors House Living Learning Community hang out with their resident adviser. Living Learning Communities are housing options for students with similar interests or enrolled in common classes. The Honors College has two Living Learning Communities, one for first-year students and one for continuing students. (UWM Photo/ Elora Hennessey)
Honors students gather and hang out in the library. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Taylor Strickland takes advantage of a beautiful day to study in the Honors House courtyard. Classes frequently are held in the courtyard during warmer weather. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Students study for exams in the Honors House library. (UWM photo/Elora Hennessey)
Open to talented and motivated students in every major, the Honors College offers the personalized education of a small liberal arts college without sacrificing the unique opportunities available at a major research university.
Honors seminars typically have fewer than 15 students, and many honors students participate in UWM’s undergraduate research program, working side-by-side with global experts in their fields. The Honors College provides academic advising and support services that include a writing coach who can help students craft admissions statements for graduate, law and medical school.
Successful completion of Honors College requirements culminates in an honors degree, a mark of distinction which lets prospective employers and graduate and professional schools know that the student has maintained a consistent record of excellence.