Frequently Asked Questions

Why do Honors?

  • Honors offers small, innovative, seminar-style classes;
  • When you earn Honors with either an associate’s or a bachelor’s degree, you show a prospective employer or graduate school that you’re willing to go the extra mile with your education;
  • The Honors Program offers you scholarship and leadership opportunities;
  • “Honors” will be printed on your transcript and diploma, and you will receive Honors graduation regalia.

How do I earn Honors?

There are three ways you can earn Honors. Please visit the Honors Program Overview page for information about General Honors and University Honors, and the Departmental Honors Overview page for information about Departmental Honors.

Can I complete both University and Departmental Honors?

Yes. To earn both University and Departmental Honors, complete the requirements for University Honors and fulfill your major department’s Honors requirements.

What is Departmental Honors?

Departmental Honors recognizes and rewards the best students in a major. For more information, please visit the Departmental Honors Overview page.

Are there any other ways to earn Honors? 

Yes. You can also make Honors one of the three areas of emphasis in your Bachelor of Integrated Studies degree.

What’s different about an Honors class?

Classes are capped at 15. This allows students and teachers to interact more fully. Most Honors classes are discussion based rather than faculty lectures. There’s also a strong emphasis on making connections between disciplines. 

Is there more work in an Honors class?

Not more, but better work. Your Honors class assignments should encourage you to produce creative and excellent work. Ideally, you can submit your Honors work to Weber State University’s Undergraduate Research Symposium or some other public forum.

Where is the Honors Center?

We’re located on the second floor of the Stewart Library in room 225.  You can study, relax, eat, socialize, or work at a computer in the Center.  We are open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

How many students are enrolled in the Honors Program?

The numbers vary, but there are between 500 to 700 students in General Honors, University Honors, and Departmental Honors at any one time. 

How do I find out more about the Honors Program?

Visit with the Honors Advisor, Marilyn Diamond, if you’d like to find out more about the Honors Program and how it could work for you. You can call Marilyn at 801-626-7336, or email her at mdiamond@weber.edu.
Aubrey Jenkins Lord, the Departmental Honors Manager, can also answer your questions. You can call her at 801-626-7591, or email her at aubreylord@weber.edu.

Who runs the Honors Program?

Dr. Judy Elsley is the Honors Director.  She is also a professor in the English Department, and has worked at Weber State University for 24 years. You can contact her at  jelsley@weber.edu

Who runs Departmental Honors?

Christy Call is the Departmental Honors Director. She also teaches in the English Department. You can contact her at ccall2@weber.edu.