Welcome to the Honors College at Grand Canyon University (GCU), home to a driven group of students who seek a personalized and challenging academic experience. As an honors student, you are among a group of peers who share your aspirations, aptitude and interests. We are excited to have a bright, passionate, ambitious and motivated student like you in our program. You are what fuels the Honors College and makes experiential learning experiences possible. We hope you enjoy your time in the program. For more information about the Honors College, take a look the answers to some frequently asked questions.

Mission Statement

At the Honors College, our goal is to help equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a servant leader in the global community, with a competitive advantage over your contemporaries. Our hope is that you will develop problem-solving skills, communication skills, critical thinking, evidence-based decision-making and cultural awareness during your time in the Honors College.

Resources and Events

Honors students have unique opportunities to attend special honors events. You may also choose to join one of several honors clubs and organizations.

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GCU Honors College
Engineering Building 1, 2nd Floor

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Are you interested in becoming a part of this elite group of students? Apply today for your spot in our challenging and rewarding Honors College.

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Your Course of Study

Regardless of which college or degree program you choose, you can still be a part of the Honors College. Visit your college to learn more about courses and curriculum.

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Why Should I be Interested in the Honors College?

Great Opportunities, Even Greater Rewards

The GCU Honors College promotes challenging and enriched learning experiences for academically advanced students. The college is designed to develop you into an exemplary graduate and influential agent of change who will lead and serve in both the workplace and local and global communities.

The interdisciplinary curriculum unique to the college holistically integrates faith, theory, practice and research. You will have the opportunity to take your academic experience to new heights, while exceeding your intellectual and creative boundaries.

Honors students belong to a special group of likeminded peers who share similar interests, aspirations and aptitudes. As part of this close-knit, supportive community, you will experience individualized learning and personal growth, creating a future of leadership and scholarship excellence. Download the 2016-17 Honors College brochure for more information. 

Honors students also gain the following privileges and benefits:

  • A college and curriculum founded on the five core domains of ethics, research, service, leadership and cultural awareness
  • One-on-one mentoring with distinguished, honors-dedicated faculty members
  • Priority tickets to exclusive speaker events on campus
  • Invitations to interdisciplinary symposia seminars
  • Honors mission trip and international travel opportunities
  • Honors diploma and designation on transcripts
  • Priority consideration for select student worker campus positions
  • Opportunities for internships and community service learning projects
  • Honors student organizations
  • Peer mentorship among honors members
  • Honors housing available for freshmen
  • Priority registration and housing for continuing honors students
  • PAC Boot Camp Program opportunity, an exclusive six-week program for personal, academic and career development, including faculty mentorship
  • Various student, spiritual life and exclusive honors social and team-building events