Honors Program

Challenge Yourself and Enhance Your Academic Experience

The Honors Program at Franklin Pierce University recognizes exceptional academic achievement. By participating in Honors Program courses, contracts, conferences, cohorts, housing and sponsored activities, you will enhance both your academic and social experiences on campus.

This program guarantees you membership in a community of like-minded students, many of whom will become some of your closest friends. Honors Program students come to Franklin Pierce seeking academic, research, and social opportunities outside the classroom to complement their programs of study. They submit papers, posters, and roundtable topic proposals to present their work at regional and national conferences where they engage with Honors Program students from across the region and nation. 

Invitation to join the Honors Program is offered at the time of admission to the University. Selection is based on high school academic performance and evidence of potential for academic excellence at Franklin Pierce. Upon completion of at least one semester at Franklin Pierce with a cumulative grade point average of 3.40 or higher, you may also receive an invitation to join the Honors Program. 

Successful completion of the Honors Program requires a cumulative grade point average of 3.40 or higher and completion of seven honors courses (18 or more credits), at least two of which are at the 300-or 400-level.

Affiliated Honor Societies
  • Alpha Chi (National)
  • Chi Alpha Sigma (Athletics)
  • Lambda Alpha (Anthropology)
  • Lambda Pi Eta (Communication)
  • Phi Alpha Theta (History)
  • Pi Lambda Theta (Education)
  • Psi Chi (Psychology)
  • Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science)
  • Sigma Beta Delta (Business)
  • Sigma Tau Delta (English)
  • Sigma Zeta (Science and Math)
Program Opportunities
  • Honors-dedicated sections of first-year seminar and composition courses.
  • Opportunity to work individually with faculty in your areas of interest.
  • Participation in regional and national conferences.
  • Access to the Honors Lounge.
  • Invitation to participate in activities and trips sponsored by the Honors Program.
  • Special recognition for completing the Honors Program at graduation and on your transcript.
  • Enhanced resume and graduate school application.
  • A deeper and broader undergraduate academic and social experience.
Want to Know More?

Download the Honors Program SheetDownload an Honors program sheet to view on-screen or print, or view the College at Rindge Academic Catalog for specific degree requirements and course information.