What to Expect in the Sweet Briar College Honors Program

The Sweet Briar College Honors Program gives students the chance to add an extra level of academic rigor to their Sweet Briar experience. If your academic record qualifies you to participate, we will reach out to you during the admissions process to invite you to join the program.

  • You may have the option to live in our honors learning community. First-year honors students can live together in Meta Glass. Upperclass honors students live in Carson.
  • You’ll have extra opportunities for hands-on, advanced research with faculty, including our Honors Summer Research Program, which is eight weeks of in-depth research on a topic of your choice during the summers after your sophomore and/or junior years.
  • You’ll complete an honors thesis, demonstrating your challenging academic work and setting you apart from other undergraduate students.
  • If you complete the requirements and maintain a 3.4 GPA throughout your time at Sweet Briar, you’ll graduate with honors from Sweet Briar, and I have no doubt that you will do just that!

If you have questions about the program, we invite you to reach out to Michelle Gervaisio, who is the director of the  honors program and an assistant professor of engineering.