University Honors Program
Thank you for your interest in the University Honors Program (UHP). UTEP Honors introduces undergraduate students to a rigorous and enriched academic experience, with opportunities to develop close working relationships with professors and peers dedicated to knowledge, research and intellectual curiosity. Honors students engage in campus, community or global activities beyond the classroom, fostering discovery with the support to excel toward their academic and professional aspirations. Eligible students interested in pursuing an honors education can select to participate in this dynamic program in several different ways. You can read about the different honors program pathways to an Honors Degree here.
Simply put, we would like to welcome you. I can tell you that at the core of the program that we strive to involve you in an ideal set of experiences that will best prepare you for next steps and lifelong success.
UTEP Honors engages outstanding contemporary and post-traditional students in innovative UTEP EDGE experiences that develop leaders, enhance confidence, improve critical thinking, and sharpen communication skills. In this way, UTEP Honors students are prepared to excel within and beyond their professional fields. The program incorporates high impact interdisciplinary practices that include structured advising, team-based projects, research and creative activities, service engagement, and professional experiences. Each college will tailor the experiences to the specific professional and personal needs of each student.
UTEP Honors strives to give students a competitive edge by providing them with premier opportunities that will yield a foundation for professional success and encourage them ultimately to become life-long learners who are leaders in their fields and in their communities.
Joining the Honors Program is an achievement you can take pride in, with numerous benefits. By remaining active, you're building your resume, as active members engage in at least one UTEP EDGE experience annually, showcasing your campus involvement. Moreover, you become part of a vibrant Honors Community, collaborating with fellow exceptional students, fostering interdisciplinary connections, and forming lasting friendships. As a member, you gain access to exclusive UHP scholarships and are encouraged to explore other honor societies for further scholarship opportunities. The UHP also provides early registration and the opportunity to graduate with an Honors Degree. Additionally, your involvement in UTEP EDGE experiences qualifies for honors credit, with a variety of experiences eligible, including Capstone Experiences, Research, Community Engagement, Student Employment, Internships, Student Leadership, and Study Abroad/Study Away.