The Chancellor’s Honors Program, a university-wide, liberal arts program, develops eager minds by designing experiences that will help you discover new ideas, talents, cultures, and people. Through our program, you will gain the flexibility and capability to change the world. As a Chancellor’s Honors Program scholar, you will engage in interactions where you can research, collaborate, and get involved from day one.
The Chancellor’s Honors Program offers top students like you an opportunity to enjoy smaller honors-specific courses, work closely with leading faculty on coursework and undergraduate research projects, belong to a community of high-achieving peers, and receive mentorship from upper-class Honors scholars.
Students must complete both curricular and co-curricular components each semester and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 to remain in good standing.
Each year, CHP invites approximately 400 of the best and the brightest applicants of University of Tennessee to join the next cohort of scholars. Our students seek enhanced and enriched academic challenges. They are interested in developing their leadership capacity. They want to undertake faculty-mentored independent research. They are engaged in service and leadership to the greater community.
Our scholars are routinely recognized as Torchbearers (UT’s highest student honor), receive national scholarships and fellowships such as the Udall Scholarship, Fulbright Scholarship, and Critical Language Scholarship, complete international internships and studies abroad, and gain admission to competitive graduate and professional programs.
The CHP works closely with the departments and colleges of the university to offer a wide range of interdisciplinary honors courses. In addition, all of our students participate in an intercultural or international experience. As a culminating experience, CHP students complete either a thesis or a capstone project, and students will develop an electronic portfolio highlighting their work and experiences as an honors student. All students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 and make adequate progress on the honors curricular requirements each year. Upon graduation and completion of the program, Chancellor’s Honors students earn an honors-designated diploma and are bestowed an honors medallion at a special Honors Commencement Ceremony held in May of each year.
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