The Honors College


 In Nanook Nation, Honors is a verb.

The Honors College is about creating opportunities for your community as much as yourself. We strive to find science-based solutions, informed by indigenous knowledge and powered by 21st-century tools. We believe in doing the research and living your learning. We help you identify internships, research projects, and more that best fit your interests and goals. We work to connect you with community engagement opportunities and international experiences that will enrich your education, and broaden your horizons.



Climate Research Intensive

Experience climate change field research at ground zero. In Alaska, rapidly warming temperatures are thawing permafrost, changing vegetation, and increasing wildfires at unprecedented rates. Join us for this 10 day research program designed to immerse students in research on the impacts of climate change. Gain experience in ecological fieldwork, lab procedures, and data analysis as you design your own research project alongside professional climate change scientists. All students will leave with a completed project and completed project poster suitable for presentation at a professional science conference.



 Climate Program with Katie Spellman


Experience Honors

In the Honors College you’ll find a community of people like you. Students with grit, resilience and a spirit of adventure who are ready to take on today’s biggest challenges. We’re here to help them, and you, succeed.

Our students come from all majors and from all over the world. We invite you to learn more about the Honors College and join our growing community.