The Honors Program is designed to accommodate the special needs and interests of students wanting to take best advantage of Bradley’s educational resources. The major goal of the Honors Program is to establish a learning environment that will encourage students to develop their scholarly talents and to broaden the range of their intellectual interests.
Admission to the Honors Program is based upon many criteria including high school rank, scores on standardized tests, and other special considerations appropriate to individual cases. All admitted freshmen who have a composite ACT of 28 (or equivalent SAT) and rank in the top 10 percent of their high school class will automatically be sent applications to the Honors Program. Other entering freshmen, transfer students, or currently enrolled students interested in applying should contact the Honors Director.
The Honors Program is structured so that students majoring in any department are eligible to participate. The program builds progressively through a student’s four years at Bradley, beginning with special honors sections of General Education courses and leading to interdisciplinary seminars and possibilities for independent research. The use of smaller classes, seminar-style teaching, and special cultural events promote the kind of intellectual curiosity that will prepare young men and women to assume leadership roles in their professions and communities.
Additional information about the program can be obtained from the Honors Director.