The Urban Honors Experience
"Urban Honors" introduces students to critical skills in reading, writing and research through the lens of the urban environment. The program serves high-achieving, academically-motivated students by providing an engaged and challenging educational experience using the city of Portland as a living laboratory. We provide a strong liberal arts experience emphasizing problem solving and interdisciplinary collaboration. Our core curriculum is appropriate for students in majors from English to Engineering. We use the urban landscape as a tool for professional and scholarly development.
The Honors Program attracts top-tier students from Oregon and from out-of-state, students who are eager to be a part of the Portland experience. Students have the opportunity to work one-on-one with faculty on applied research projects, to network through internships and to take advantage of the resources of a large urban institution in the space of an intimate program. Students who participate in this unique and challenging curricular experience will graduate with University Honors in their chosen field.