Honors Program

Own Your Strengths

Arcadia’s Honors Program is a place where students with many talents and passions are encouraged to feed their strengths, refine them, and then own them. The program grows in the direction of our values, passions, and talents. Students are encouraged to take the best of themselves to create impact.  Arcadia Honors teaches students how to create thriving relationships, teams, and communities!

Honors Program goals, benefits, requirements, classes and admission policies.

About the Program

See our passion projects and our thoughts on developing our professional selves.

Honors Show and Tell

Take a look at events organized and implemented by honors students.

Experience the Hive

Honors PROJECTions

No one is just one thing, that is why Honors Students must do a passion project outside their major.  We know, with the right support, students can accomplish anything they choose to pursue. These brochures feature projects of all disciplines created by our accomplished students each semester.

Leadership Stories

"The Honors Program at Arcadia University has provided me with multiple opportunities to enhance my leadership skills and thus prepare me for my future career."

- Jessica Unger '16

Pioneer Series

“Creating the Life You Want to Live”

Biology and Chemistry alumnus Joe Spearot ’14 and Forensic Science alumna Julie Demarest ’05M joined the annual Pioneer Series event. Watch the Arcadia 40 Under 40 award recipients share how their Arcadia experiences helped them advance in their career positions.

Spearot, a 2020 Arcadia magazine 40 under 40 award recipient, is an entrepreneur and quality manager at the brand new First State Brew House in Delaware. He is one of only 140 people in the world qualified as an Advanced Cicerone®. Spearot began his journey into the chemistry of brewing with his thesis project at Arcadia. He hopes to add master cicerone, the fourth and highest level of brewing certification, to his resume.

Demarest, a 2018 Arcadia magazine 40 under 40 award recipient, was a member of the first graduating class in the Master of Science in Forensic Science program. She is a technical leader at the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory, where she works to bring closure to families of lost soldiers in 20th century wars and conflicts  through mitochondrial DNA connections.

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1-877-ARCADIA (1-877-272-2342)

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Helene Klein, J.D. 
Assistant Dean of the Honors and Accelerated Programs