C. Henry Smith Honors Program

College Hall

Diving deeper into subjects taught in class can be a deeply enriching experience. But you already know this.

Whether accepting the challenge for curiosity, personal growth or a notation on your resume, the C. Henry Smith Honors Program encourages students to meet their full potential.

Local Table, Global Community

The honors program at Bluffton is a four-year program designed to challenge intellectually ambitious and highly motivated students in all disciplines. In honors classes and experiences, students explore what it means to live a meaningful life of integrity, faith, sustainability and peace.

18 credit hours
Including a specially-designed section of Becoming a Scholar in your first semester on campus

Remaining hours may be taken from specially-designed Enduring Values General Education courses, a semester abroad (3 hours) or completion of a departmental honors project (6 hours).

What are the benefits of the Bluffton University honors program?

  • Extensive faculty-student interaction
  • Cultural, fine arts and social events available only to honors students
  • Opportunities to explore relationships between academic study, religious faith and vocation
  • Workshops and seminars for professional development
  • Completion of honors program noted on official transcript
  • Special advising for graduate and professional school admission and applications

Qualified new students will be invited into the C. Henry Smith Honors Program.

If you have questions about the honors program at Bluffton, please contact:

Brianna Ferris
Admissions special projects manager