Sense of Wonder

Sense of Wonder

Question mark in Esbjerg. CC Image courtesy of Alexander Henning Drachmann on Flickr

Pursue your passions. Does your education give you a sense of wonder about the world around you? Does it excite and fuel your curiosity? Or does it seem to kill it? We hope that throughout your entire experience here at BYU your sense of wonder expands and grows. We hope that all students seek their passions and enjoy learning about the world around them. Learn what your passion is...and then pursue it!

The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.
Anaïs Nin

Discover yourself. The Great Questions Essay and Honors Thesis are only some ways for you to discover what drives you. Research begins with a sense of curiosity and wonder about the world, others, and ourselves. We invite all BYU students to seriously consider graduating with Honors and taking those steps to enhance their undergraduate education. Believe that you can. We do. Commit to be different and go that extra mile that will provide dividends not only as a student but as a lifelong learner.

Honors Facts:
  • Only about 1.5% of each graduating class graduates with the distinction of University Honors.
  • BYU has one of the only open enrollment Honors program in the nation.
  • The BYU Honors Program began in 1960 with just 100 students. Another 50 students joined them in the spring semester. Today there are over 2500 students participating in the Honors Program.

Want to be a part of Honors Program history? Explore this website to find out how!

Contact us to find out more. We at Honors want to aid you in your academic and educational pursuits. We want to help develop those connections that will excite and motivate you to learn. We are open every school day 8 am to 5 pm in 350 MSRB on BYU campus. Or email us at or call us at 801-422-5497. We hope to see you soon!

Honors Objective: Develop, articulate, and conduct research on the questions—great or narrow—that interest you with the appropriate and accepted academic methodologies, practices, and conventions. (see Learning Outcomes)