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Honors Program

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Honors Program at Barry

Designed to push the best and brightest toward a lifetime of learning, Barry University's Honors Program challenges, enriches, and prepares especially motivated students to pursue their fullest potential. Participants will face a rigorous curriculum, more complicated issues, and tougher questions. The Office of Financial Aid can assist with determining eligibility. Contact Pawena Sirimangkala, Ph.D., Director, 305-899-3453, located in Garner 129.

Hosted by faculty and students, the Honors Program offers the Barry community an array of edifying and interactive events throughout the year. They are focused on relevant and important topics that explore history, philosophies, or policies -- all of which speak to the issues that we face in our daily lives. There’s space for discussion and debate at these events, as well as learning from experts in their fields.

Make sure to check back here to find out more about these upcoming, enriching opportunities.

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Selected participants will benefit from:

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    Exploring the entire spectrum of humanity

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    Competition of their brightest peers

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    Smaller classes with fewer lectures and more discussions

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    Individualized study (with a senior honors thesis)

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    Hands-on learning

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    Up to $5,000 per year with the Honors Program scholarship - provided they meet its requirements

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    Exploring the entire spectrum of humanity

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    Competition of their brightest peers

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    Smaller classes with fewer lectures and more discussions

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    Individualized study (with a senior honors thesis)

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    Hands-on learning

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    Up to $5,000 per year with the Honors Program scholarship - provided they meet its requirements

How do I Qualify?

Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to the Honors Program to take advantage of all the benefits, especially Honors courses. Refer to the timelines below to see when you can apply!

Deadlines

  • Fall semester: July 15th
  • Spring semester: December 15th

How Do I Apply?

You can contact the program director, Dr. Pawena Sirimangkala. You can reach her at 305-899-3453 or psirimangkala@barry.edu.
If you happen to be on campus and would like to meet Dr. Sirimangkala in person, her office is located in Garner Hall, Room #129.

Scholarship

As an Honors Program student, you may qualify for the Honors Program Scholarship of up to $5,000 per academic year. The scholarship is guaranteed for the duration of your bachelor's degree program at Barry provided that you meet the program's requirements. 

To determine your Honors Scholarship eligibility, contact Honors Program Director. Student athletes receiving any type of athletic funding are not eligible to receive an Honors Scholarship.

The Honors Program requirements include:

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    Enrollment at Barry as a full-time undergraduate student (which requires completion of a minimum of 12 credits per semester).

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    Maintaining a minimum semester GPA and cumulative GPA of 3.5.

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    Participation in Honors Program events.

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    Completion of Honors Program courses

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    Enrollment at Barry as a full-time undergraduate student (which requires completion of a minimum of 12 credits per semester).

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    Maintaining a minimum semester GPA and cumulative GPA of 3.5.

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    Participation in Honors Program events.

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    Completion of Honors Program courses

Benefits

Being an Honors Program student is translated into several benefits. For example,

  • Attend small classes, usually with 10 to 15 students, giving you ample opportunities to engage in in-depth classroom discussions. The intellectual exchange and camaraderie between faculty and peers are among the top reasons students choose to join and stay in the program.
  • Take courses reserved for only Honors Program students
  • Gain excellent leadership skills on the Honors Program Student Advisory Board
  • Embark on an independent research project, preparing you for graduate studies
  • Have a chance to present your research paper at the annual National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), Southern Regional Honors Council (SRHC) and/or National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
  • Get exclusive access to the Honors Program computer lab in Bevilacqua Hall Ste. 148
  • Contribute to the student published and produced Honors Program Newsletter

Expand Your Thinking with Barry's Honors Program Events!

Hosted by faculty and students, the Honors Program offers the Barry community an array of edifying and interactive events throughout the year. They are focused on relevant and important topics that explore history, philosophies, or policies -- all of which speak to the issues that we face in our daily lives.
There’s space for discussion and debate at these events, as well as learning from experts in their fields. Make sure to check back here to find out more about these upcoming, enriching opportunities.

The Honors Program Newsletter

Honors Program Council

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