The mission of the Commonwealth Honors Program at Worcester State University is to give high-performing and motivated students opportunities to recognize and realize their academic potential and future goals. The program promotes scholarly excellence among both students and faculty through its curriculum and co-curricular programming. It builds strong community ties to sustain the intellectual and social development of its participants and to enhance the life of the University. The program is part of the Massachusetts Commonwealth Honors Program and a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council. Students are encouraged to contact the director for information regarding entrance into the program.
Program requirements include 21 credits in honors courses, which may also count toward major, minor, or LASC requirements, and attendance at co-curricular events. Students who complete an independent research project and present it in a public forum earn the additional Commonwealth Honors Scholar designation.