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Our Program

Join Our Community

The Honors College at PSU is a tight-knit community of high achieving students within the vibrant city of Portland, Oregon. Our social, cultural, outdoor and academic events help students connect, make friends, explore the city and learn from each other. Honors students of all levels of work, study (and play) together.

Experience Research and Internships

Work one-on-one with faculty mentors on research projects, gain real world experience through internships, develop networks, and access all the resources of a large urban research institution.

Choose Your Thesis Project

Write a senior thesis on a topic that excites you, working closely with a faculty advisor in your major. Recent theses include cancer research at Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU), a fantasy novel, civil rights and the Black Lives Matter movement, the design of a methane detector for reservoirs, a fully illustrated cookbook, and venture capital dynamics.

Access to Excellence

Great students deserve access to great resources. Our faculty are dedicated to helping you develop the academic skills and knowledge you'll need to thrive in college. More than half of our students are the first in their family to attend college and many will be the first to attend graduate school. You can succeed here.

Be Yourself

Whoever you are, or whoever you want to become, you can find a home in the Honors College at PSU. We value diverse backgrounds, experiences, identities, and voices and provide the support you need to explore your passions and pursue your dreams.