Leadership: Students in the Honors College are required to have at least one leadership experience. This need not be within the Honors College or even PNW. Students will benefit from leading groups towards a common vision, developing strategic goals, managing budgets, and engaging in conflict resolution.
Undergraduate Research: Through stacked course projects, a thesis option, and in other ways, students work with faculty to generate original, substantive research which can be presented at conferences or published in appropriate outlets.
Citizenship and Engagement: Potential employers and graduate admissions committees often ask applicants to discuss their activities beyond the bounds of any particular discipline. To this end, the Honors College promotes through its curricular and co-curricular initiatives such values as political awareness, community engagement, social responsibility, civility and volunteerism.
Global Learning: Students in the Honors College will engage in activities that urge them to understand, analyze and internalize new and diverse worldviews. This will include cultural immersion through study abroad, “Education America” courses, and/or reflection undertaken in connection with coursework or co-curricular endeavors.