Honors Program

The Honors Program at University of Bridgeport provides a dynamic, challenging, and supportive environment for highly motivated students. Students will emerge confident, professional, and prepared for wherever their paths may lead.

Eligibility & Requirements

The Honors Program is designed for students of exceptional academic achievement.

  • New Students : Cumulative High School GPA of 3.5 or higher. Eligible new students are invited to join the Honors Program after depositing.
  • Transfer Students : Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher at previous institution. Student must be transferring in less than 60 credits.
  • Current UB students : Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Current students must apply before completion of 60 credits.
  • Completion of at least five courses with Honors designation. Consult the Course Catalog or your dean for more information on these courses.
  • An Honors Thesis (optional, but strongly recommended).
  • Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. In addition, students must earn at minimum a “B” in an Honors designated course in order for that course to be counted toward the Honors Program requirements.


University of Bridgeport honors students receive benefits and experiences that enhance their college journey. The Honors Program is built around four core areas, Community Building, Personal & Professional Development, Service and Cultural Exploration. Aside from exciting events, honors students receive early course registration, access to an Honors Lounge, and recognition upon graduation.

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Its chapters are on more than 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. Each year, approximately 30,000 members are initiated. Please see our chapter bylaws.

Since its founding, Phi Kappa Phi has initiated more than one million members into its ranks; all of these members have received emblems and certificates of membership. However, Phi Kappa Phi is much more than an emblem and a line on a résumé. It is a global network comprised of the best and brightest from all academic disciplines – a community of scholars and professionals building an enduring legacy for future generations.

Phi Kappa Phi’s mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.”


The Phi Kappa Phi Foundation was incorporated in 1969 to promote academic excellence and achievement by means of scholarships and fellowships.

To support first-year graduate work, the Society offers 50 Fellowships and 30 Awards of Excellence annually, on a competitive basis, to graduating students who have been initiated into the Society and who have also been nominated by their chapters for the competition.

Chapter Management

The University of Bridgeport Chapter 216 is committed to its volunteer leadership teams that plan to succeed. Phi Kappa Phi’s real strength comes from its volunteers.

The influence of Phi Kappa Phi on a given campus depends in large part upon the commitment of its officers and its members. The Society at UB is eager to support efforts in the recognition and promotion of academic excellence.

The Honors Program

Elizabeth Haas, Program Chair

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

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