Westminster College’s Honors Program believes that the life of the mind is best cultivated when students take what they have learned in the classroom and go out into the world. That’s why our program builds international travel into its sequence of interdisciplinary, global honors seminars with a trip to Greece. The All-College Honors curriculum integrates a significant portion of the college’s general education requirements, including Writing, Speech and Inquiry, the cluster requirement, and a variety of the college’s seven required Intellectual Perspective courses.
"The Honors curriculum gives students the opportunity to learn about human history and nature from multiple perspectives, which allows students to develop into multi-faceted learners. It further gives the opportunity to develop strong leadership, communication, and writing skills, which have helped me in my internship, research, and career aspirations. Lastly, the Honors Program gives students the ability to connect with people from multiple majors that otherwise as a college student you may never get the chance to interact with, and it has given me several unexpected but amazing friendships as a result."
Sam Accordino '22, Neuroscience
“I have enjoyed my experience in the honors program so far! I have met many wonderful people. I have also loved the different perspectives and fields that I have been able to explore with the different classes, like Ancient Greek Justice and World of Language.”
Megan Strohmenger '23, Biology Major
“Being a member of the Honors Program has greatly enhanced my time at Westminster College. I have been given amazing opportunities that include traveling to Greece, participating in diverse courses, and having the opportunity to expand my research.”
Mackenzie Hupp '22, Psychology Major
“The honors program at Westminster has helped me to become a better researcher and analytical thinker, skills I will carry with me throughout my career as a nurse. The support I have received from the honors faculty has been outstanding and I could not ask for better leaders, both among the faculty and my honors program peers.”
Madison Miller '23, Nursing major
"I chose to join the Honors Program because I wanted the opportunity to interact and form friendships with students that possessed similar interests."
Jackson Gastmeyer '21, Political Science Major
"The best part of the Honors Program so far is feeling that you're a part of something. A lot of my friends and opportunities on campus are a direct or indirect result of the program."
Alex Michels '19, Economics Major
"I joined the Honors Program because it seemed like a great way to challenge myself with interesting classes outside of my unique major. The Honors Program has allowed me to learn and bond with students that I otherwise would not have met."
Laura Page '18, Media Art and Graphic Design Major, Communications Minor
"I joined the Honors Program to challenge myself and to broaden the areas that I will study. The program has allowed me to travel, which has broadened my perspectives on the world."
Tyler Heintz '18, Physics Major, Math Minor
"Our journey to Greece was a true representation of the Honors Program’s dedication to promoting learning by challenging students to explore new corners of the Earth and examine the world through different perspectives."
Sammi Winter '20, Biochemistry Major