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Rendering of new Honors College building

Honors College

Honors students outside residence hall

Every Major, Every Possibility, Every Day

Each year, more than 600 students representing every department on campus participate in the Honors College at Boise State. These students are ambitious, hard-working and fully engaged in their education. Students in honors courses enjoy small discussion-based classes with an average of 17 peers. Graduates from the program go on to receive national scholarships, land in top graduate schools around the world and begin exciting new careers.

Inspired Minds, Inspired Living

Rendering of new Honors College building The new Honors College and First-Year Residence Hall is under construction! The building will be move-in ready in fall 2017 and will feature Honors-dedicated living and learning facilities including dining areas, classrooms, study spaces and housing for 300 honors students. It will be located on University Drive across from the Student Union.


Small School Environment, Big School Opportunity

Course Spotlight: Natural Hazard, Vulnerability, and Risk

Professor Brand and her Honors studentsThis semester, professor Brittany Brand focused her HONORS 392 course, Natural Hazard, Vulnerability and Risk, on emergency preparedness. Brand’s students excelled in developing innovative outreach tools to promote household preparedness and community resilience to local natural hazards.

Brand and some of her students presented their research and tools at the Oregon Emergency Management Workshop in Sunriver, Oregon. The students also shared findings from a questionnaire completed by Treasure Valley residents to assess the level of knowledge, accuracy of risk perception, and state of preparedness, and discussed how the results motivated their outreach tools.

Learn more about the course.