The UConn Honors Program allows high-achieving students to enrich their undergraduate education through challenging coursework, smaller classes, faculty advisors, a shared community network, Honors housing, events, education abroad, special programs, and the Honors thesis/project experience.
The Individualized and Interdisciplinary Studies Program (IISP) works with undergraduates who wish to design their own majors or pursue select interdisciplinary minors (including Global Studies, European Studies, and Crime and Justice). Individualized majors are based in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences or College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources, and may draw on courses in other schools and colleges.
The Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships (ONSF) advises and mentors students and recent alumni who are competing for prestigious, nationally-competitive scholarships and fellowships. ONSF is open to all graduate and undergraduate students at the University, including students at the regional campuses.
The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) helps students find and develop opportunities to engage in independent or collaborative research across the University’s academic disciplines. OUR is a resource for students in all majors on all UConn campuses seeking to enrich their undergraduate experiences through participation in research, scholarship, and creative activity.
These pre-professional advising offices offer education and services to all UConn students and alumni interested in medical, dental, or legal careers as they establish and achieve professional school admission and career goals.
Available to students from all of the University’s schools and colleges, the University Scholar Program allows students to design and pursue an in-depth research or creative project and to craft an individualized plan of study that supports their intellectual interests during their final three semesters. No more than 30 students are selected each year. Graduation as a University Scholar recognizes a student’s exceptional engagement in research and/or creative endeavors.