Challenge Yourself

The college provides all students with academic challenges, enriching opportunities, and the tools for success in college and beyond. We encourage you to go beyond the required. Challenge yourself to excel academically and better prepare yourself for life beyond college.

Build your research skills

  • Apply to do honors in your major
  • Do research with a faculty member through the Undergraduate Apprenticeship Program
  • Display your research results in the college's annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

Develop a secondary area of expertise through a minor


Master another language

  • Take advanced language courses at the 300 and 400 level
  • Study a critical, less-commonly-taught language

Get a head start on a graduate degree

  • Look into an accelerated master's program
  • Take courses for graduate reserve credit

Take advantage of career preparation opportunities

  • Get on-the-job experience through an internship
  • Pursue a career-focused minor
  • Take a career preparation course such as UNIV 400 or COMM 480
  • Attend the annual Career Fair or other events sponsored by Career Services