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Honors Program

Explore Swarthmore - Honors Program Overview

Kohlberg Hall, a hub of activity when classes are in session.

The College’s distinctive Honors Program embodies intellectual self-direction and is characterized by deep student-faculty collaboration and exams given by leaders in their fields from around the world. Honors students think through ideas together in seminars — in Kohlberg and other campus spaces — and pursue a wide range of special projects. The program attracts students from all subjects, from ancient history to engineering, psychology to peace & conflict studies, dance to physics.

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students in a classroom
“As a first-generation college student, the experience of academic research and high-level exams was entirely foreign to me until I did this program. I have found it immensely valuable in preparing me for the type of work and the expectations I have met with in graduate school.” — Alum