Global Honors

Global Honors

Global Honors

The Global Honors Program is the University of Washington Tacoma's interdisciplinary honors program, adding distinction to the bachelor's degree. It 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 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 the 2014 Global Honors Cohort. 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:


Congratulations to the Global Honors class of 2014!

We'll miss them, but we're proud to celebrate the achievements of all this year's Global Honors graduates, including the first 11 UWT students to graduate with the Minor in Global Engagement. Two of our students, Noelle Gichohi and Colin McCann, are profiled alongside other outstanding 2014 graduates here.


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.