CSULA Honors College


Honors College students enjoy access to:

  • Exciting seminar-style classes that emphasize discussion and critical thinking
  • Opportunities to pursue research with the University's best faculty
  • Residential life programs designed to complement the Honors experience
  • Special performances, speaking events, and cultural excursions
  • Dedicated scholarships
  • Priority registration

Mission and Vision

Mission: The Cal State LA Honors College offers outstanding students an opportunity to participate in a scholarly community dedicated to inquiry and discovery, creative and critical thinking, and the creation of knowledge that will have a positive impact on society. Its interdisciplinary curriculum emphasizes civic engagement and takes advantage of the vast resources of Los Angeles. Exceptional faculty and challenging courses foster the intellectual curiosity of all students and provide rigorous preparation for those interested in pursuing advanced degrees in graduate or professional school. Regardless of their chosen career, graduates of the Honors College are informed members of their communities prepared to respond to the challenges facing their neighborhoods, cities, nations, and the world.

Vision: Through an unwavering commitment to excellence and engagement, the Honors College will become an educational institution of choice for motivated and outstanding students in our region and beyond. Grounded in the timeless values of inquiry and reflection, yet responsive to the changing nature of knowledge production and contemporary life, the Honors College will serve a vital role within the larger university as an incubator for innovation and engaged teaching, learning, and scholarship.