Welcome to the Honors College
Creativity, Community, and Curiosity
Welcome to the Honors College at the University of New Mexico! The UNM Honors College provides rewarding opportunities for intensive, interdisciplinary and cross-cultural, liberal-arts education to motivated, talented, and creative undergraduates in all majors and to build a community of scholars. From unique, interdisciplinary seminar courses to study abroad to research opportunities with professors, the Honors College provides students from all majors across campus a space to broaden their entire educational experience. We hope that you will join us in the Honors College as you create your journey at UNM.
Sydney’s Honors College experience led to her pursuit of a master’s degree in architecture at UNM.
Biology & Psychology
Katie’s favorite Honors courses helped her engage creatively outside her STEM-heavy majors.
Eco-art making an impact: bench pays tribute to climate crisis
September 18, 2023 Juliana Byrd, now a senior studying biochemistry, participated in this Honors course in spring 2023. During the final project students were given the opportunity to make a piece of art related to the themes of climate change and environmental justice. Byrd decided to craft a bench made of recycled wood and glass that showcased the landscape of the Land of Enchantment.
UNM grad featured in New York Times photo essay about affirmative action
July 17, 2023 Andrew Michael Joseph, who graduated in May with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Honors Art Studio and a minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts, was one of seven students whose work was featured in the essay titled College Looks Like This: Seven Students, Seven Campuses.
Honors College shapes UNM student's future in creative nonfiction
May 27, 2023 Spenser Willden, an honors interdisciplinary liberal arts and English creative writing major at the University of New Mexico, has shared his positive experience with the UNM Honors College. Willden, originally from Roswell, N.M., praised the Honors College's supportive faculty, creative course material, and diverse community.
Undergrads tell their stories, present research at UROC 2023
May 23, 2023 University of New Mexico undergraduate students work closely with faculty mentors to conduct innovative and exciting research. Each spring, this research is celebrated at the annual Undergraduate Research Opportunity Conference (UROC). UROC is a professional research conference reserved solely for undergraduates to spotlight their research, explain their ideas, and display what they have to offer in their respective fields and majors.