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Why Barrett?

A customizable honors experience with a supportive community that helps you stand out from the crowd.

What is Barrett?

Barrett Honors College is a community of scholars at all four of ASU’s Phoenix campuses. Our unique honors curriculum and honors-only benefits provide opportunities to enhance your Sun Devil experience.

The honors college is designed to complement your overall ASU experience by providing additional opportunities within your major or the university at large. Barrett students earn the same 120 college credits as any other ASU student to graduate with a bachelor’s degree, but will earn a portion of them as honors credits. There are a variety of ways to earn honors credits, from major-specific classes to internships or studying abroad. All majors work with the honors curriculum, which may be customized to suit your needs. Explore our academic pages to learn more about the honors curriculum.

How will Barrett help me?

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Customize your Sun Devil experience

Barrett students participate in two different college experiences simultaneously. Not only are you part of a premier Research I university with considerable resources, but you are also part of the nation’s top honors college with benefits more typical of a small, private college. You can leverage your status as an honors student to dive deeper into your academic interests through faculty mentorship, access to unique research and internship opportunities, specialized projects in classes, and a variety of other resources.

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Stand out

Being an honors student sets you apart from other applicants for jobs, graduate programs, medical school, law school, or any other next step after your undergraduate degree. It shows that you went beyond the minimum requirements to get your bachelor's degree, and that you are not afraid of a challenge. Explore our alumni page to see what Barrett graduates are doing now.

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Thrive with a strong community

The residential and academic community you create within Barrett will help you feel at home at ASU right away. Since Barrett has a comprehensive residential community at each of our four Phoenix metropolitan campuses, honors students enjoy community spaces, social events, and student organizations right where they live. Our students are also supported by more than 43 full-time professors, 70 full-time staff members, and an Associate Dean at each campus.

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