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Honors Program

ODU's Honors Program is designed for students who seek to deepen their understanding of significant issues, express their creativity, and engage in independent scholarly, scientific and artistic endeavors.

Program Features

  • Smaller and intellectually stimulating classes
  • Opportunity for separate living and learning space
  • Mentorship by faculty in related academic disciplines
  • Collaborative research opportunities
  • Extra-curricular programming


Program Requirements

View the eligibility requirements and applications for current and incoming students.

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Honors Curriculum

View curriculum and course descriptions for ODU's Honors Program.

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Get a sneak peek of life as an ODU Honors Student!

What are some of the courses that you'll take? How does the program work? What's it like to be an Honors student at Ohio Dominican? Dr. John Marazita, Honors Program Director, and students in the program participated in ODU Admission info sessions to answer your questions. You can watch recordings of our 2022 and 2021 sessions below!

November 2022 Info Session

November 2021 Info Session


Through challenging learning experiences and entertaining cultural opportunities, ODU's Honors Program fosters critical thinking, intellectual inquiry, and an appreciation for arts and culture.

In addition, ODU's Honors Program is an excellent foundation for students who may continue on to graduate school. Students not only gain an in-depth knowledge of their field of study, but are taught to ask necessary questions and advance new lines of inquiry.

In keeping with the spirit of Ohio Dominican University's mission statement, To contemplate truth and to share with others the fruits of this contemplation, the Honors Program also encourages students to interact with others collegially, grow spiritually and participate actively in their communities. 

Honors Scholarships* may be available for qualifying students. 

Eligibility will be based on active membership in the Honors Program, which includes:

  • enrollment in Honors courses
  • maintaining a satisfactory GPA  
  • meeting with the Honors Director or program advisor at least once per semester
  • involvement in programming activities
  • submission of an annual activity report to the Director

Awards will be recommended by the director upon admission into the program or, for returning students, the review of the annual student activity report.

*Honors scholarships will replace any Ohio Dominican merit scholarships awarded.  

For further information, contact the Financial Aid Office.