Honors College Curriculum

A group of Honors College students talk with one another.Since rolling out our current curriculum in the fall of 2018, students enrolled in the Honors College have had an educational experience that’s more collaborative, more experiential and more focused on making a difference in Richmond.

Our curriculum was created out of a desire to make honors education more outcomes-focused and attract students from disciplines throughout the university. What resulted is a program that takes advantage of VCU’s urban environment and prepares students to graduate with skills in communication, independence, critical thinking, creativity, social awareness, leadership, collaboration and a commitment to community engagement.

Incoming Honors students are placed into cohorts of classmates designed to emphasize diversity of race, religion and gender, as well as diversity of thought, major and perspective. Over their time in the Honors College, students take a series of new and existing courses focused on learning about and engaging with the Richmond community.

The program culminates with capstone projects that address real-world problems facing the city and surrounding localities.

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