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Honors Program

Honors student Casey Beasley '13, M'15 (third from left) worked with Michael Wininger, assistant professor of prosthetics and orthotics, to design a prosthetic finger. Other students have since joined the project.


Motivated students are encouraged to participate in the ENHP Honors Program for advanced inquiry and deeper exploration in one’s field of interest. Intellectually curious students have opportunities to work closely with faculty members on projects that extend beyond the typical classroom experience. Students thrive as faculty mentors provide scholarly challenges and support throughout the program, giving students a head start in the transition from classroom to career.

The Honors Program is part of the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions’ focus on bridging traditional academics with community needs. Through experiential learning and impactful scholarship, students and faculty work collaboratively to reach a common goal: excellence through relevance.


The Honors Program can readily be completed over four undergraduate years. Requirements include

  • 6 credits of honors sections of General Education courses (for example, the honors section of WRT 110 is HON 182)
  • 6 credits of courses in the major for honors credit. This requirement may be fulfilled by taking “Contract Honors” courses with an ENHP professor
  • 6-credit Honors Thesis, or a 6-credit independent project supervised by an ENHP faculty member
  • Deliver presentations at the Undergraduate Honors Colloquium and ENHP Day

Other advantages of the Honors program may include

  • Live in a special residential learning community
  • Register for classes early through priority registration
  • Join honor societies such as Alpha Chi and Alpha Lambda Delta
  • Opportunity to present at regional conferences for honors students

To qualify for the program, incoming students must have a combined Math and Science SAT score of at least 1140 (or at least a 26 on the ACT). Incoming freshmen who do not meet those requirements may qualify for the Honors Program if they earn a 3.0 after their first semester at the University of Hartford. Transfer students who are interested in the program should contact Associate Professor Oakes.

Program Contact

Claudia Oakes, PhD, OTR/L
Associate Professor
Coordinator, Health Science Program
Department of Health Sciences and Nursing