Honors Program

Challenge Yourself in University of Bridgeport’s Honors Program

In today’s competitive professional world, setting yourself apart from other qualified candidates is important when looking to start your career. Joining the Honors Program is a great way to show commitment to your growth while at UB.

As an honors student, you’ll have access to unique opportunities and programs that challenge you to grow your skills and experience while developing the leadership qualities you need for success during and after college.

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Enhance Your College Experience.

Undergraduate honors students at UB can take advantage of early course registration, ensuring a spot in some of our most sought-after courses. As an honors program student, you’ll have access to the Honors Lounge, where you can study and collaborate with your peers.

UB will help you build a better future by focusing in on four core areas:

  • Community Building
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Service
  • Cultural Exploration

University of Bridgeport offers Honors students a dynamic, challenging, and supportive environment — you’ll finish your degree with more confidence, professional experience, and personal growth. UB Honors students receive recognition at their graduation ceremony.

The Honors Program provides me with opportunities and classes that wouldn't otherwise be available. I recently took an honors Social Psychology course. There were a very small number of students in the class, meaning we got more one-on-one time with the instructor. The class was very collaborative and discussion-based, which I enjoyed. Being part of the UB Honors program also provides opportunities to explore different areas of interest, like the arts. We had the opportunity to see the Tony Award winning Broadway show, “& Juliet,” which wouldn't have been possible if it wasn't for the Honors program.
Xiomara Jennings, Class of 2026, student-athlete (Gymnastics)
Xiomara Jennings


The Honors Program is designed for students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement.

New Students

First-year accepted students with a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher will be invited to join the Honors Program after submitting their deposit.

Transfer Students

Undergraduate transfer students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher at their previous institution can apply to join the Honors Program. Students must be transferring less than 60 credits.

Current UB Students

Current students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher can apply for the Honors Program before completing 60 credits.

Kiana-Edith Robinson
Being in the Honors program allowed me to connect with a smaller group of students from all different majors. We were all able to build relationships that we normally wouldn't have by being in different programs. It also opened the door for me to take more rigorous classes. I found the assignments interesting and stimulating.
Kiana-Edith Robinson, Class of 2023 Commencement Student Speaker, Summa Cum Laude and Honors graduate


Students in the Honors Program must:

  • Complete at least five courses with the Honors designation. Students can find these courses in the Course Catalog.
  • Submit an Honors thesis (optional, but strongly recommended).
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and earn a minimum of a "B" in an Honors designated course for that course to be counted toward the Honors Program requirements.
Being a part of the Honors program has been an amazing experience. The program also gave me advantages like registering early for some of the best classes and participating in luncheons and receptions, where I developed relationships with other Honors students. The skills and relationships I have developed in this program will prove fruitful for my life.
Markisha Clouden, Class of 2023, Summa Cum Lauda and Honors graduate
Recipient of the Academic Excellence in Criminal Justice and Human Security award.

The Honors Program

Elizabeth Haas, Program Chair

The Heckman Center
Wahlstrom Library, 2nd floor
126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

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