Program Benefits and Requirements

Membership in the program is free and entirely voluntary. You can drop out any time without any consequences. To graduate with Honors, students in the program have to collect a certain number of points over four years. See the tabs on the left for details. Generally, first years and second years collect points by attending student-run Honors colloquiums and other events, while juniors and seniors do research (honors contracts) and organize colloquiums.


What are the benefits of being in the Honors Program?

  • individualized curriculum and research developed by our most dynamic professors
  • network with students and alumni from all majors and programs
  • present research at the National Collegiate Honors Council Conference and the annual Spring Research Symposium
  • priority class registration
  • study and work for social justice in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • get honors credit on your transcript and recognition at commencement 
  • participate in internship, graduate school, and career development workshops
  • be part of a close-knit community of like-minded students and develop friendships through social, academic, and service-based activities
  • field trips in the Bay Area such as Oakland A’s games, the Monterey Aquarium, museums, theater and more!h