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Mission Statement

The Honors College at the University of Oklahoma provides a supportive and challenging academic program for intellectually motivated undergraduate students. Offering an enriching interdisciplinary curriculum through its diverse programs, the Honors College supports students in a full range of academic pursuits. Carefully designed small classes, a collegial environment, and close advising prepare students for advanced study leading to the bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, or any other bachelor's degree offered at the University. The Honors College at the University of Oklahoma seeks to inspire students to a lifetime of broad intellectual curiosity and continuing self-sustained inquiry and personal growth.

Welcome from the Honors College Faculty

We welcome all our Honors College students; it is our good fortune to teach and learn from all of our students at the University of Oklahoma. We look forward to getting to know you individually and supporting you during your journey through college. We believe the most fruitful and illuminating conversations come when we invite and encourage multiple perspectives in our learning environments. We value students of all colors, all genders, all ages, all abilities, and all positions of faith and unbelief. We encourage all our students to use your creativity, passion, and intelligence to meet the challenges of our day.

Spotlight News

Interim Dean Transitions

A message from Provost Wright regarding Interim Dean changes in the Honors College.





Interim Dean Transitions (pdf)

Undergraduate Research Day 2024

On April 13, 2024 undergraduate students from all across campus gathered for Undergraduate Research Day. The top presenters were awarded a cash prize and recognized at the annual Honors College awards ceremony. 


Undergraduate Research Day 2024

Two OU Students Named 2024 Goldwater Scholars

Honors students Andrew Muehr a meteorology junior, and Aidan Sudler a music and physics double major have both been named 2024 Goldwater Scholars. 



OU Students Named Goldwater Scholars

OU Honors Student named 2024 Truman Scholar

University of Oklahoma honors student Juan Dills was named a 2024 Truman Scholar. Dills, an undergraduate student in the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work, plans to pursue a Master of Social Work. via OU News

Juan Dills named a 2024 Truman Scholar

Welcome to Dean Michael Markham

Interim Dean Dr. Michael Markham

We're thrilled to announce that Dr. Michael Markham will serve as Interim Dean of the Honors College while we continue our national search for the college’s permanent dean.

Dr. Markham serves as Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences and is Case-Hooper Professor of Biology. He has been an integral part of OU’s academic community since joining the university in 2011, and we are grateful that he will remain as Associate Dean in DFCAS as he takes on this additional responsibility in the Honors College, where his leadership and commitment to scholarly excellence will ensure the college’s stature continues to climb. As a biologist, his research laboratory focuses on the neurobiology of animal communication signals, their development, endocrine control, and evolutionary context.

Read Provost Wright's full announcement here (PDF)


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Honors Newsletter

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Fall 2023

Click here to read our latest issue, which includes faculty interviews, student spotlights, evet recaps, alumni updates and more.

Fall 2023