Academic Opportunities & Resources

Big Ideas. Creative, Interdisciplinary Thinking. Small Course Sizes.

The John Martinson Honors Program offers a range of learning experiences that extend beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries and classroom walls. Taught by world-class faculty, Honors courses are crafted to take a unique approach to a topic or question, often blending diverse bodies of knowledge and perspectives, and delivered in an engaging, interactive style. It is our goal that this learning will empower our students’ ability to make an impact in the world around them.

Honors further contributes toward its students’ learning through co-curricular opportunities, such as Honors Studios, as well as our advising and scholarship initiatives. Our staff and faculty are committed to the support and mentorship of our students throughout their Northeastern experience.

Explore our academic opportunities and offerings…

Program Requirements

Learn about what your experience will involve based on when you joined the Honors Program.

Honors Advising

Your Honors advisor is a valuable resource for charting your unique journey as an Honors student. Learn more about how we can support you.

Academic and Experiential Opportunities

Learn more about our course offerings, and other ways to engage with your Honors education.

Scholarships and Awards

The Honors Program offers many scholarships and awards, both for tuition and to support students’ research and creative endeavors and global experiences.

Hear from our students…

“To date, my Honors Interdisciplinary Seminar with Professor Michael Patrick MacDonald has been one of my most impactful courses at Northeastern. In this course we read four books and used them as jumping off points in discussing social issues. As someone already passionate about working on social issues, this course got me even more interested and frustrated with society. I still talk about this course to my friends all the time.”

Zaneta Sulley, CSSH ’22

“One really valuable resource from the Honors Program has been the Honors courses, and especially the Honors section of Discrete Structures. Prof. Virgil Pavlu taught my section, and he was phenomenal! His lectures were great, and during office hours he would always introduce students into interesting material outside of class, even sometimes his current in-progress research work. Prof. Pavlu guided me on my way into research, and I ended up taking classes with him for 3 semesters in a row.”

Max Daniels, Khoury ’21

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