Global Honors

Global Honors

Join us as we celebrate the official launch of the UW Tacoma Institute for Global Engagement in October 2014! The Institute is a dynamic hub that will promote and support interdisciplinary collaborations among faculty, students, and community partners that deepen our understanding of the world and that inspire us to engage in solutions for a better society. You can learn more about the Institute's background and objectives here.

The Institute for Global Engagement combines community engagement, undergraduate research, and academic excellence. The last is embodied by the Global Honors Program, UW Tacoma's interdisciplinary honors program. Adding distinction to the bachelor's degree, Global Honors offers a global curriculum, a stimulating learning environment, and an active community of high-achieving students. We also offer a Minor in Global Engagement.

Open to all majors, the Global Honors curriculum is designed to help highly motivated students enhance their education of global issues. Through rigorous core seminars, immersive study abroad opportunities, and extra-curricular events, honors scholars embark on enriching pathways to community leadership and global citizenship. We aim to prepare students to meet the challenges of a globalizing world.

Apply to the Global Honors Program Online

We are now accepting applications for Winter 2015 admissions. Inquiries are welcome at all times via

Looking for a quick introduction to Global Honors? For admissions criteria and other information, select the category or question below that best reflects your class standing, status, or area of interest:

New in 2014:

The Bamford Fellowship in Global Engagement

Current and prospective Global Honors students are strongly encouraged to consider the benefits of the Bamford Fellowship in Global Engagement. This is an outstanding opportunity for UWT students to pursue year-long undergraduate research and includes an award of $2000. Global Honors students are also eligible for the Global Scholar Award of up to $1500.