About the Honors College

The mission of the HBU Honors College is to provide students with an interdisciplinary curriculum rooted in the Christian faith that cultivates knowledge, character, and wisdom by examining the great works of Western civilization and exploring timeless questions.


The Honors College promises students
a number of unique life-shaping opportunities.

  • Active and participatory learning experiences – close interactions with your professors and peers help you prepare for your future
  • A learning community extending beyond the classroom – learning experiences beyond the walls of your classes make your learning more meaningful
  • Integration of the diverse cultural opportunities of Houston into the curriculum – make Houston’s museums, theaters and concert halls your classroom  
  • A broader perspective beyond specific academic majors – using the great texts of human history, you will build a strong foundation for any academic major you choose  
  • A commitment to nurture intellectual growth and maturity –  Stimulating your curiosity and challenging you to remain a life-long learner

"The Honors College developed a sense of yearning and thirst for new knowledge within me. As a Biology and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology major, my time in the Honors College was a refreshing break from the focus of my science classes, gave me a broader perspective on the world, and made me a more well-rounded individual. The life-long friendships that I made with Honors College students in several different majors helped me appreciate the intricate way each field of study comes together to create knowledge."
Sharon Fonseca, Honors College class of 2013, now a graduate student at University of Texas, Austin, College of Pharmacy

"The Honors College brings together all kinds of seemingly different people who actually share something very unusual and specific: a reflective, diligent approach toward their education. When you share something like that, friendships develop with unexpected people and unexpected depth."
Shelby Tankersley, Honors College class of 2013, currently assistant editor, The Imaginative Conservative