Your Providence College experience will challenge you. The Liberal Arts Honors Program (LAHP) takes it a step further.
For more than 50 years, PC has invited a select number of students into this academically rigorous program. Exclusive opportunities to fulfill core requirements, advanced multimedia and writing projects, and independent research are hallmarks of the Honors experience.
The LAHP also has a distinctly interdisciplinary focus. You’ll take classes with expert faculty across PC’s academic departments and study side-by-side with biology, French, finance, and theatre majors — and many others — in your Honors classes. Together, you’ll share seemingly divergent ideas and find surprising connections.
LAHP not only takes students to the next level academically, it also takes them out into the community and around the world — where what’s studied in class truly comes to life.
Honors students are free to major or minor in any academic area they choose. We are proud of the mixture of interests in our Honors classrooms.
Students must take a minimum of six Honors courses in four years, though most opt to take more.
Honors students take one or two classes together per semester. Other courses are taken with PC’s greater student population and selected from the College’s general offerings.
There is no separate housing for Honors students, and participants are fully integrated into the residence life and extracurricular activities of the College.
To remain in the Honors Program, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.
Approximately 130 students are invited to the Honors Program each year based on academic success: rigor of high school courses and GPA, essay, recommendations, and standardized test scores (if applicable).
Merit Scholarships accompany an Honors Program invitation and are renewable for up to four years, provided students remain active in the program and maintain a 3.25 GPA. Students may receive one of four merit awards:
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The Liberal Arts Honors Program (LAHP) will be hosting a two-day symposium on "Truth and the Liberal Arts." The symposium will be held on Friday, October 21, 2016, and Saturday, October 22, 2016. The event is open to the public.