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Liberal Arts Honors Program

Liberal Arts Honors Program

Your Providence College experience will challenge you. The Liberal Arts Honors Program (LAHP) takes it a step further. For more than 50 years, PC has invited a select number of students into this academically rigorous program. Exclusive opportunities to fulfill core requirements, advanced multimedia and writing projects, and independent research are hallmarks of the Honors experience.

Explore Diverse Perspectives

The LAHP also has a distinctly interdisciplinary focus. You’ll take classes with expert faculty across PC’s academic departments and study side-by-side with biology, French, finance, and theatre majors — and many others — in your Honors classes. Together, you’ll share seemingly divergent ideas and find surprising connections. LAHP not only takes students to the next level academically, it also takes them out into the community and around the world — where what’s studied in class truly comes to life.

Fast Facts

  • Students admitted to Providence College and invited to the Honors Program will receive notification in about a week of his/her acceptance to the college.
  • Honors students are free to major or minor in any academic area they choose. We are proud of the mixture of interests in our Honors classrooms.
  • Students must take a minimum of six Honors courses in four years, though most opt to take more.
  • Honors students take one or two classes together per semester. Other courses are taken with PC’s greater student population and selected from the College’s general offerings.
  • There is no separate housing for Honors students, and participants are fully integrated into the residence life and extracurricular activities of the College.
  • To remain in the Honors Program, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.
  • Approximately 130 students are invited to the Honors Program each year based on academic success: rigor of high school courses and GPA, essay, recommendations, and standardized test scores (if applicable).

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that you might have additional questions about the Liberal Arts Honors Program. If so, please click here to see answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive.

Fulbright Student program

Liberal Arts Honors is thrilled to announce that the Fulbright Student program has selected three recent LAH graduates for Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships for 2020-2021.  This is only the second time in PC’s history that three graduating seniors have been chosen for Fulbright grants, and the first time in PC’s history that all three Fulbright finalists are LAH graduates.

Dylan Black ’20, a mathematics major and economics minor, will serve as an English Teaching Assistant and U.S. cultural ambassador in the Czech Republic.  Jack Murphy ’20, a social work and Spanish double major, will teach English and serve as cultural ambassador in Paraguay. Nicole Gottlieb ’20, an elementary and special education major, was selected for a Fulbright in Indonesia, decided to accept instead a two-year teaching position at an international school in Uganda.
Read more about each exemplary graduate below:

Dylan Black(opens in a new tab) Jack Murphy(opens in a new tab) Nicole Gottlieb(opens in a new tab)