Honors Program

Are you looking for an extra challenge with opportunities for research and faculty interaction? Consider the University Honors Program. Ivy faculty and staff provide the support and encouragement you need to achieve the best business education possible.  

As an honors student, you can expect to be: 

  • supported to develop an honors program of study that helps you reach your goals 
  • challenged to grow as a person and as a business professional 
  • inspired to become a future leader at work and in your community 

Honors students complete a minimum of two honors-designated courses, at least two honors seminars, and a senior honors project where you pursue your own research interests. Are you ready to start your honors adventure? 

Apply to be an Honors Student

The first step is to apply for admission to the University Honors Program (UHP). Once accepted, you will automatically become a member of the Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business Honors Program. 

First-Year Students 

If you have been offered admission to Iowa State University, you can apply to the First-Year Honors Program. 

Current Students and Transfer Students 

All students enrolled at Iowa State who have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher and more than 48 credit hours remaining until graduation are eligible to apply to the University Honors Program. Eligible students are encouraged to enter as early as possible to get the maximum benefit from the program.

Apply to the Honors Program

Ivy College of Business Honors Requirements

To maintain good standing in the University Honors Program, Ivy students must: 

  • maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher