Accelerated. Integrated. Enriched.

The honors general studies program at Walla Walla University provides an exceptional interdisciplinary experience that inspires curious, highly motivated students to serve as leaders of thought and agents of change. 

The honors program is a separate track of general studies and not a major or a minor in itself—you can combine it with any major. Honors courses are more personalized and have a flavor distinctly different from the regular general studies courses because they use primary source material more extensively than textbooks to enhance the development of independent thinking. 

 The WWU honors program is designed to

  • Provide an accelerated pathway through the Foundations section of the General Studies program
  • Provide an integrated pathway through the Ways of Knowing section of the GS program with the interdisciplinary Western Thought sequence replacing some survey courses
  • Provide an enriched pathway through the Ways of Engaging section of the General Studies program with elective options that encourage high-impact learning experiences, graduate school preparation, and alignment with career goals

How do I enter the program?

Admission to the honors program is based on several factors, including academic record, leadership potential, and recommendations. While no single factor determines eligibility, in general a high school GPA of at least 3.7 (or test scores at or above the 75th percentile) are strong indicators of preparation for success in the honors program.

If you are interested in joining the program, just complete the online application form so we can learn more about you and why you want to join the program. We’ll then get back in touch to help you determine whether the program is a good fit for you. Applications can be submitted at any time, but preference is given to applications received by July 31 so students have plenty of time to make adjustments to their fall schedules.



Sara Kakazu
(509) 527-2782