Defining: Excellence

“Exciting,” “stimulating” and “challenging” are just some of the adjectives our students use to describe their academic experiences in the Honors College. Our program, which emphasizes collaboration, problem-solving, and experiential learning, takes advantage of our unique setting: all of VCU and Richmond are our classrooms.

Small, discussion-based classes in which students engage closely with one another and their instructors – who are among the top faculty at VCU – along with our strong sense of community provide our students with the benefits of a small, liberal arts college while being fully integrated into a large, urban university.

Honors Courses

Small classes on diverse topics emphasize dynamic discussion and foster community.

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Honors Professor Anne Marie Gardiener Halstead engages with students in a discussion.

Honors Advising

Dedicated advisors provide personal guidance, helping students integrate Honors courses into any major.

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Honors adviser Jared Johnson speaks with a student during an advising session.

Experiential Learning

Honors students expand their education beyond the classroom, gaining practical experience and critical presentation skills.

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A student works in a laboratory