The Catholic University of America

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University Honors Program

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The University Honors Program (UHP) offers a challenging and inspiring liberal arts program to motivated students with academic promise. The curriculum introduces students to some of the major intellectual and cultural currents in the West while encouraging them to reflect on some of the great questions of all time. Through the give and take of intimate, seminar-style classes, UHP students find themselves pushed to be more broad-minded, keenly critical, and more humane in their pursuit of the truth.

The honors program also offers a variety of social and cultural opportunities, including annual Christmas and spring dinners, trips to the theater, scenic hikes in Maryland and Virginia, and spring break trips to major European cities. Those who choose to live in the Honors Residential Community enjoy more opportunities for enrichment, including dinner and discussion with invited professors, movie nights, and group excursions into Washington.