Curiosity is what drives us to discover. To keep questioning science, art, life, and opinion. To go beyond what we know. To uncover what we don’t. When you come curious to the University of Minnesota, you’ll master the skills, learn the facts, and make the connections you need to explore the world, secure a job, and find your future. In fact, when you bring curiosity to campus, the first thing you’ll find is that you fit right in.
The University Honors Program at the U of M is a place of extraordinary people and resources, shared passions, creative collaboration, and intellectual and cultural diversity. This signature academic program is designed to support highly qualified and motivated students in achieving their goals and dreams. We are here to guide and challenge the next generation of great thinkers, creators, and leaders.
If your creative drive has you burning the candle on both ends, the U of M is where you belong. The lessons you learn will be connected to real-world situations, important issues, and your innate curiosity.
You'll see how powerful a group of minds can be—especially when paired with the resources of a major research university. The University Honors Program promotes active learning with curriculum and experiences that challenge you to innovate in a community of passionate scholars.
You can graduate with Latin Honors (summa cum laude, magna cum laude, cum laude), a nationally recognized mark of academic achievement.
The U of M is home to 38 professional programs—from medicine to law to dentistry—so you’ll have a chance to learn from the leaders.
Many professionals trace their success to a few key mentors. At the U of M, you’ll connect with leading practitioners, giving you a strong support network.
Your curiosity, that is. Show you’re curious and ambitious by answering tough questions. Learn more about student research opportunities here.
The Health Careers Center can help you explore health careers and prepare you for information about professional program applications. It’ll also help you connect with volunteer and internship opportunities at hospitals on our campus and in the surrounding area!
U of M alumni include:
U of M’s classrooms provide for technology-driven collaboration between students and faculty. Our active-learning classrooms are a model for other universities.
The U of M’s Wall of Discovery is a tribute to intellectual brilliance. Stretching through the heart of campus, this unique art wall reproduces work from noted faculty and alumni.
Freshman seminars are small, discussion-oriented classes designed for first-year students. Topics include “CSI Minnesota: Biologists Look at Forensic Science” and “Photographing the University Community.”
You’ll work closely with advisers throughout your time on campus. Whether you need help with planning your courses, learning abroad, or finding an internship, we’ll be there.
We have tutors located across campus to help you with all kinds of courses.