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Liberal Arts Honors Program

Your Providence College experience will challenge you. The Liberal Arts Honors Program (LAHP) takes it a step further.

For more than 50 years, PC has invited a select number of students into this academically rigorous program. Exclusive opportunities to fulfill core requirements, advanced multimedia and writing projects, and independent research are hallmarks of the Honors experience.

Explore Diverse Perspectives

The LAHP also has a distinctly interdisciplinary focus. You’ll take classes with expert faculty across PC’s academic departments and study side by side with biology, French, finance, and theatre — and many others — in your Honors classes. Together, you’ll share seemingly divergent ideas and find surprising connections.

LAHP not only takes students to the next level academically, it also takes them out into the community and around the world — where the what’s studied in class truly comes to life.

Fast Facts

Honors students are free to major or minor in any academic area they choose. We are proud of the mixture of interests in our Honors classrooms.

Students must take a minimum of six Honors courses in four years, though most opt to take more.

Honors students take one or two classes together per semester. Other courses are taken with PC’s greater student p1lahpfrontbottom.gifopulation and selected from the College’s general offerings.

There is no separate housing for Honors students, and participants are fully integrated into the residence life and extracurricular activities of the College.

To remain in the Honors Program, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.

Approximately 130 students are invited to the Honors Program each year based on academic success: rigor of high school courses and GPA, essay, recommendations, and standardized test scores (if applicable).

Merit Scholarships accompany an Honors Program invitation and are renewable for up to four years, provided students remain active in the program and maintain a 3.25 GPA. Students may receive one of four merit awards:

  • St. Dominic Scholarship: Full tuition (excluding room and board)
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Scholarship: Eighty percent of full tuition
  • St. Catherine of Siena Scholarship: Sixty percent of full tuition
  • St. Joseph Scholarship: Forty percent of full tuition

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.


Liberal Arts Honors News More

Partnership Spin-Off
Danielle Waldron ’15 alters career focus after writing a national report with faculty.

Historian and Scholar
Truman Book Award winner Rev. Wilson Miscamble, C.S.C. to present Delasanta Lecture.

Research Bonanza
The Undergraduate Research Grant Program expands support to student group projects.

Spring Study and Service
PC students travel the world for research and service over Spring Break.


In Their Own Words

Through the Honors program, I have gained a new understanding of the world — not of a historical civilization long past, but a real, living tradition which remains perennial for all of us.

Nathan Ricci ’12
Majors: Philosophy and Political Science

LAHP Office
Ruane Center for the Humanities 247
Fax: (401) 865-1864

Dr. Stephen J. Lynch / (401) 865-2233

Associate Director 
Dr. Suzanne Fournier / (401) 865-2587

Graduate Assistant
Stephanie Callahan / (401) 865-1814

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