Dean’s Welcome

The FIU Honors College is a vibrant, expanding, and engaged community of young scholars from every field.
As a dynamic laboratory of the latest in teaching and learning, we provide a transformative undergraduate education that develops talented students into tomorrow’s leaders.

The Honors College is home to the hardest-working, highest-achieving students at FIU. They are dual academic citizens who major in disciplines at any one of the University’s eight undergraduate colleges. Because Honors students are not siloed, they produce what is known as the “honors effect”: the palpable impact that top-performing students dispersed across several colleges have on those around them, raising the academic bar across FIU and challenging professors and classmates alike with their quest for knowledge.

The Honors College is also a resource for the entire University: programs such as the Edge Lab—our maker space with 3-D printers, scanners, and more—are available to all FIU students. Similarly, our Conference for Undergraduate Research, the largest multidisciplinary research conference in the state, is open to all undergraduates.

Through the Next Horizon campaign, we seek partners who will keep the Honors College on the leading edge. Your philanthropy can help pave the way for a new generation of young leaders, giving them the freedom to pursue bold ideas that will make a difference in their communities and in their professions here in Florida and across the globe.

Juan Carlos Espinosa, Ph. D
Dean and Fellow

“The Honors College is home to the hardest-working, highest-achieving students at FIU.”Juan Carlos Espinosa, Dean and Fellow