You’ll find Honors students in a variety of disciplines across all colleges at the University of Delaware. Honors courses are rigorous and allow students more in-depth study of their subject areas. Honors is more than academics – our students live together in their first year, which sets the foundation for a strong community though their college careers. Our students are engaged in all areas of campus life and through Honors they can take advantage of enrichment opportunities in the form of guest lectures, research opportunities, and excursions regionally and abroad. To learn more about the Honors College, visit our admissions page.
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Sakhee Desai (right), an honors student double majoring in computer science and finance, with a minor in economics and concentration in artificial intelligence recently received the 2023 Student Award for Entrepreneurial Leadership, by The Siegfried Group and Horn Entrepreneurship at UD.
Katherine Rippon, an honors senior nutrition and dietetics major and Summer Scholar in UD’s Undergraduate Research Program, spent the summer examining the effects of wild blueberry consumption on cardiovascular health and cognitive function in older adults.
Peyton Easton, an Honors insect ecology and conservation and wildlife ecology and conservation double major, is researching emerald ash borer, an invasive insect species responsible for the widespread death of millions of ash trees across the country.
Michael Chajes (left), dean of the Honors College, presented alumnus Jimmy Sarakatsannis with the Chajes Family Distinguished Honors Alumni Award at an Honors College conversation in October 2023.
Evyn Appel, a junior honors sustainable food systems major, is president of a new student club — the UD Hydroponics Club that is working with UD Dining to change the way students eat on campus.
Honors student and Human Physiology and Liberal Arts double major Matt Carr worked on stroke recovery research during the summer thanks to the Peter White Fellowship award he received.
Gregory Hicks (center), Distinguished Professor of Health Sciences, receives the Axe Family Distinguished Honors Alumni Award. Pictured with Dean of the Honors College Michael Chajes (left) and Michael Axe (right), founding partner of First State Orthopedics.
Several University of Delaware Honors College undergraduates and alumni were selected for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program’s 2023 Class of Fellows, and several earned honorable mentions.
Honors students Aniya Brown and Brenden Swanik are the 2023 recipients of the Emalea Pursey Warner and Alexander J. Taylor Sr. Awards for Outstanding Seniors, respectively, presented by the UD Alumni Association for leadership, academic success and community service.
Honors students receive 2023 Goldwater Scholarships, one of the oldest and most prestigious awards for undergraduate students planning research careers in mathematics, natural sciences or engineering.
Willa Lane has earned the honor of being a 2023 Gates Cambridge scholar and will pursue her doctorate at Cambridge University in England.
Senior honors nursing student Luke Stuchlik said he feels as though he’s been transported into a hospital room as he works to care for four patients as part of a new virtual reality simulation offering in the School of Nursing.
Medical and molecular sciences majors thrilled by international experiences