The Campuswide Honors Program (CHP)
provides talented and successful students with
the rigor and personal attention of a selective
liberal arts college and the opportunities of a
dynamic research university. It is a place where a
select group of students and faculty come together to instruct, challenge, and sustain one
another. It is a community of scholars--one in
which development of the mind goes hand-in-hand with the development of the whole person.
It is a place where the faculty--an extraordinary group of respected scientists,
artists, musicians, and writers--are passionate
about scholarly issues and are also dynamic, concerned teachers.
The goal of the Honors Program is to provide outstanding UCI
students with a special honors curriculum consisting of stimulating interdisciplinary classes, close interaction with peers, mentorship
by UCI's top faculty, and the opportunity for participation in
undergraduate research. Enhanced advising support provides students
with assistance in applying for scholarships, internships, graduate/professional
schools, education abroad, and relevant work experience. The
Program provides a blend of interdisciplinary coursework,
benefits, and experiences that maximize the students'
opportunities and accomplishments while at UCI, and helps
prepare them to be the leaders, researchers, and educators of
The Campuswide Honors Program admitted its first class of almost 100 freshmen in fall 1988.
The program now maintains an active roster of over 650 students, freshmen through
senior year, representing nearly every major on campus. Our first student graduated
in June 1991, our first "class" in June 1992. Many of our
students continue their studies after graduation at some of the most
prestigious graduate and professional schools in the country.