Chatham University

Chatham Honors Program

The Chatham Honors program is not your average honors program. Most universities require you to complete more class work than your peers and offer nothing more than a distinction at graduation. At Chatham, we think an Honors Program should engage you, not just give you more work to accomplish.

The Chatham Honors Program is designed as an interdisciplinary challenge, engaging you both in and out of the classroom.

Honors Program Benefits

  • Opportunities in research, leadership, community engagement, including an Annual Service Project, the Honors Student Advisory Council, and the Honors Program Living Learning Community
  • Honors-only sections of courses (including environmental science and a seminar course that covers fellowship applications), and preferred access to designated courses
  • Invitation to key campus events and preferred access to lectures, receptions for campus visitors, and a professional mentorship program
  • Students coordinate a "Going to Graduate School" seminar in the fall and co-host an annual Undergraduate Research Conference in the spring
  • Tassel and commencement recognition

Honors Travel Benefits

Honors students will be eligible for a limited amount of funds that will be set aside each year for Honors Travel Fellowships to offset the expenses associated with travel, lodging, and conference fees for students who attend research conferences.

Honors Program Requirements

  • First-year students: SAT 1270 or 25 ACT composite; GPA 3.75
  • Transfer students: 3.5 College GPA
  • Current students at Chatham may qualify for the Honors Program after 15 credits earned with cumulative GPA of 3.7
  • Students must maintain a minimum of 3.7 GPA to remain in the Honors Program (one semester grace period will be provided)
  • All students who meet the academic requirements are invited to participate.

Undergraduate Initiatives

Here are a few of the ways that Chatham undergraduates have been conducting research and making an impact on their communities.

Learn More!

Contact the Office of Admission at 412-365-1825 or

Maria Taylor
Maria Taylor '18 named Newman Civic Fellow
Christina Austin
Christina Austin '17 awarded research fellowship
Undergraduate research in Taiwan
Undergraduate research in Taiwan
Jenny Schollaeart
Student scholar: Jenny Schollaert '15
Student-run communications
Student-run communications firm takes on real-world clients
Natalie Jellison
Natalie Jellison '17 connects Chatham with local non-profit 412 Food Rescue
Bachelor of Sustainability undergraduate research video
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