Defiance College’s Honors Program allows you to enrich your education through academic challenges that are supported by an active cohort of peers and faculty mentors. The Honors Program at Defiance College is committed to providing you with a support system that will promote strong academics and offer a variety of experiential learning opportunities. As a Honors student, you will experience the DC Honors Advantage.
As a DC Honors student, you can work with your professors to develop honors courses
that build academic knowledge, skills, and experience in courses you choose. These
courses allow for greater opportunities for one-on-one student and faculty interaction.
Honors Contract Courses are designated on a student’s transcript.
As a Honors student, you will attend monthly meetings hosting various speakers, films,
and/or debates focused on current issues - open to all Honors students for an exchange
As a Honors student, you will have the opportunity to experience various cultures
and the arts by attending theater/musical performances, and participating in an annual
The Honors Student Executive Committee empowers students to take leadership roles
as they collaborate with the Honors Director to design programming and events.
The Honors Program offers you the opportunity to academically explore an international
location with a partial scholarship. Travels have included trips to: the Netherlands, Italy, Jamaica, France, England, Spain, Morocco, Hungary, Austria, Greece, Ireland, Czech
Republic, Panama, and Nicaragua.
The Honors Program further enhances professional skill development by supporting students
to present at national conferences and campus symposia. Additionally, Honors students
may choose to partner with faculty members on research and other experiential learning opportunities.
More about the Academic Colloquium
Mary Ann Studer
Dean, McMaster School for Advancing Humanity
Director, Carolyn M. Small Honors Program
Phone: 419-783-2555 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org