The Honors College provides an academically enriched and socially supportive environment that inspires students in all disciplines to become creative and critical thinkers as well as leaders in their fields.

A Unique Experience

With core learning goals focused on civic engagement, leadership, and knowledge creation, it prepares students to address the most pressing challenges of the 21st century.

The Honors College offers the resources of a major public university combined with the best features of a liberal arts college. Exceptional faculty and interdisciplinary courses foster the intellectual curiosity of all students and provide rigorous preparation for those interested in pursuing advanced degrees in graduate or professional school. Caring staff and specialized advising help each student achieve their personal and academic goals. Motivated and high-achieving peers encourage each other to reach their full potential.

Honors College students pay the same fees as regularly enrolled students. There are no additional fees associated with enrollment in the Honors College. 

Why Join The Honors College?

Row of Honors College Medals


  • Being part of a supportive Honors learning community
  • Access to dedicated study and social spaces
  • Smaller interactive classes
  • Honors College scholarship opportunities
  • Priority registration
  • Working with a faculty member on a culminating project
  • Special recognition at graduation
  • Individualized advising with an emphasis on career development and professional or graduate school
  • Access to the broad range of Cal State LA’s undergraduate research and other creative academic opportunities

Honors College Events

There are no upcoming events.

Honors College Alumna

Dr. Leana Wen
Dr. Leana Wen

Dr. Leana Wen is an emergency physician, professor of health policy and management at George Washington University, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. She is also the author of When Doctors Don't Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests (2013) and Lifelines: A Doctor's Journey in the Fight for Public Health (2021).  She returned to The Honors College for an insightful conversation on public health, mentorship, and her newest book.

Honors College

Main Office: King Hall D1045
Advising Office: D145, Basement
[email protected]