Welcome to the University Honors Program, the heart of SMU's intellectual community!

UHP Summer Reading Opportunities

Common Reading 2017: Evicted by Matthew Desmond

Incoming first-year students will discuss this year's common reading book on Sunday, August 20th in their Residential Commons. Upperclass UHP students who would like to participate in common reading discussions may email Dr. Doyle for a copy of the book!

 

 

 

Optional Honors Reading: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

UHP students may request a copy of the book from Dr. Doyle via email. Dinner and a book discussion will be held at the beginning of the Fall semester!

 

 

 

 

Optional Honors Reading: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

 

UHP students may request a copy of the book from Dr. Doyle via email. Dinner and a book discussion will be held at the beginning of the Fall semester!

 

The University Honors Program open to students of all majors, is at the heart of SMU’s intellectual community. Students are prepared for the future through a program that centers on the values of a broad-based education in the humanities and sciences.

Honors students enjoy intellectual challenges from dedicated University faculty in small classes (of 15 to 20 students whenever possible) that place a premium on in-class conversations and faculty-student interaction. The Honors curriculum encourages students to explore their individual interests through special research projects and interdisciplinary studies—on campus in Dallas, at SMU-in-Taos (New Mexico) and elsewhere in the United States or abroad.

Honors students take the same number of classes that non-Honors students take, but do so in an environment that encourages greater individual learning and achievement.  The Program extends beyond the work in the classroom to the development of a community of scholars—students and faculty—who relish the challenge and adventure of the life of the mind. In so doing, the University Honors Program serves as the intellectual heart of SMU, broadens students’ perspectives, and raises the level of discourse across campus.

SMU’s Honors students are active and visible in all facets of University life. In short, the University Honors Program expands and enriches the undergraduate possibilities and horizons.

UHP Events

Honors Common Reading Discussions

20 August 2017 | 2:00 PM

Respective Commons

UHP Welcome Assembly & BBQ

21 August 2017 | 5:00 PM

McCord Auditorium & Clements Hall Lawn

 

New UHP Alumni Network


If you are an alum of the SMU UHP and would like to learn more about our new Alumni Network, please email Susan Harris (sharris@smu.edu) 


UHP Travel Courses

 

 

Al & Sayde Gartner Honors Lecture Series

March 22: Hijacking History featuring Kathleen Wellman