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Barrett’s innovative academic program cultivates both critical thinking and professional development in some of the best and brightest undergraduate minds in the nation.

Barrett offers students exclusive opportunities within their chosen majors, as well as access to unique interdisciplinary honors courses. Barrett’s academic program provides the intellectual cornerstone for students’ time at ASU, from the signature first-year honors seminars to the defense of their honors theses before graduation.

Barrett students benefit from a $12 million endowment used exclusively to support honors students and their projects.

They enjoy exclusive access to Barrett’s full-time faculty of master teacher scholars, who give 100% of their time to helping honors students excel in their academic and professional goals. In addition, Barrett students have the advantage of collaboration opportunities with more than 1800 honors faculty in academic units across all ASU colleges.

Diane Gruber teaching in the classroom

Honors students are given the tools, resources and connections to develop their creativity and curiosity into intellectual and professional opportunity.

Whether pursuing clinical research at the Mayo Clinic or researching Indigenous cinema at the Sydney Film Festival, Barrett students have access to the unique programs and material support to make the development of revolutionary ideas, original research and ground-breaking entrepreneurial ventures possible.

The rewards of pursuing Barrett’s academic program are evident in the career and academic outcomes experienced by our alumni. Barrett is a nationwide leader in the numbers of nationally competitive scholarships, including the Fulbright, Marshall, Truman and Goldwater, awarded to our graduates. In addition, Barrett graduates earn admission to the best graduate and professional programs, including such top medical and law schools as Harvard, Stanford, Duke and Columbia.