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Belmont Honors Student Council

Honors Program

You possess more potential than you realize, and the Belmont University Honors Program will train and inspire you to reach those new horizons by developing in you the discipline of hard work, intrinsic motivation, effective networking, extraordinary productivity, ethical thinking, and excellence in both outcome and effort. The Honors Program expects a deep commitment from our students, not only to their studies, but also to their development as thinkers, artists, and leaders.

We offer students unrivaled flexibility in designing their programs of study, and work with each student to make that program of study the most effective pathway to his or her career and personal goals.  We encourage our students to explore the major of their dreams, even if they need to create it!  Belmont Honors students have designed their own majors in Film Marketing, Sports Journalism, Social Ethics, Cultural Criticism…the only limit is a student’s ambition and imagination.  And Belmont Honors students dream big.  Senior theses and projects have included the creation of a community-wide economic plan for a disadvantaged historic neighborhood, a full production of an original musical, an examination of Chinese sweatshops researched and written inside China, a study of viral parasites in E.coli.  Our students have started their own businesses, been honored by the ACLU, performed at Opryland and in Hollywood, established successful practices as physicians and attorneys, worked on the staffs of senators and governors, marketed Broadway shows, built careers as scholars and teachers.  Belmont even has eight Honors Program graduates on its faculty.

Students past and present in the Belmont University Honors Program walk the halls of Congress as associates and advisors for America’s senators and representatives, are working on Broadway and in Hollywood, manage in multinational firms in Hong Kong or Germany, have toured with some of music’s biggest stars, minister to orphans in India, study at Oxford, provide healthcare for the poorest of Africa, teach at Stanford, work at Comedy Central, invent new musical instruments. They have become stars in their fields of study not just because they possessed extraordinary academic skills, but because they were extraordinarily motivated and found a place where that could flourish—Belmont’s Honors Program.  

Look around our site and discover what we can offer you, and give us a call if we can answer any questions you might have.  We look forward to getting to know you.