The Honors Program at ETBU

The mission of the ETBU Honors Program is to provide a tight-knit community of scholars in pursuit of the Christian intellectual life through the pairing of academic rigor with informed reflection for thoughtful engagement with the world. We accomplish our mission with an academic minor complementary to any major field of study offered at the university.


During their first and second years, students are immersed in a rigorous study of the Western intellectual tradition, framed by Christian faith, from antiquity to the present.


During their third and fourth years, students embark on an in-depth research project on a topic of their choosing, under the supervision of a faculty member in their major.

Students who successfully complete both phases of the Honors Program graduate "With Distinction," receiving a stole at Commencement from the faculty member who supervised their project.


"Finally...whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things."

 - Philippians 4:8