The Honors Program is designed for students of exceptional initiative and ability. They enter the program by invitation or by application within the first year of their college career. Students who do not enter the program as incoming first-year honors students may apply for admission in the spring semester of their first year. Students who transfer to Sweet Briar from another institution also may apply for admission to the program.

The Honors Program:

  • Foster the kinds of critical thinking, cross-disciplinary curiosity, analytical and creative rigor expected in honors courses in all disciplines.
  • Enriches the experiences for entering and lower-division honors students through intellectually challenging course work.
  • Provides significant opportunities to interact with an academically energetic cohort during four years of honors study.