University Honors Program

Students in the University Honors Program (UHP) are prepared for the future through a program that centers on the values of a broad-based education in the humanities and sciences. Join us and explore your intellectual curiosities in an environment supported by expert faculty, advisors, and like-minded students.

A community of scholars who relish academic challenges and life's adventures.

The University Honors Program is the Heart of SMU's Intellectual Community


UHP News and Events


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 (


We have a Slack Channel

Current students: Stay connected during this difficult time, we have a Slack Channel. Check your SMU email for the invitation link. 


New UHP Class offered Spring 2023!

UHP 4100: Understanding Music through the Songs of Queen

Dr. Adam Neal

Tuesdays at 4pm in Clements G11

The Physics of Video Games and Gaming

The Grand Challenge Problem is an open-ended, non-textbook question or prompt that invites students to
  • Identify the framework or scenario for their investigation of the prompt;
  • Identify aspects within the framework that need to be investigated.
  • Use introductory physics concepts to explore the aspects and arrive at conclusions about them.