Our mission in the Miami University Honors College is to foster rigorous academic inquiry in a community of learners through innovative teaching and learning, an engaging interdisciplinary and research-oriented curriculum, creative and critical inquiry with talented faculty, and diverse leadership and service opportunities.

The Honors College Difference

The Honors College is Miami’s only residential college. Students live with other similarly motivated students, developing lifelong friendships and engaging in academic, experiential learning, and social experiences that will contribute to their personal and professional growth and development.
Afforded experiences that are typically reserved for graduate programs, Miami’s Honors College students complete rigorous, scholarly curricular requirements and, under the direction of top faculty, produce a thesis or major project that meets the quality of publishable or professional work by the time that they graduate.
Honors College students have access to unique experiential learning opportunities such as Honors-exclusive study abroad programs and the Urban Leadership Internship Program, an integrated educational internship program that combines professional practice, civic engagement and leadership development, and urban exploration in the Dayton community.

Student Spotlights

Hear from current Honors students as they share what it is like being a student at Miami University, what they are most passionate about, and how Honors has impacted their life.