School of Health Sciences Honors Program

The School of Health Sciences selects a small group of exceptional incoming Freshmen for participation in the School of Health Sciences Honors Program each year. Freshman candidates selected into the program will have demonstrated high scholastic ability, intellectual curiosity, and enthusiasm for learning. As a School of Health Sciences Honors Student, students receive unique growth opportunities through:

  • An individualized research project with a faculty member or experienced health professional
  • A first-year fall seminar, exclusive to Freshman Honors Students
  • Academic credit for participating in the project and seminar
  • A chance to communicate and share with upper classmen in the HSCI Undergraduate Honors Program during the spring seminar
  • Peer-mentoring with an outstanding upper-class student

Application Requirements

Application materials are e-mailed to all eligible students. Application materials include an application form and an autobiographical essay. The essay should include information about your academic and career interests and goals, your interest in gaining research experience, your extracurricular and community activities, and other items as indicated on the application form.  Applications are due in early May.

Admittance into the program is selective and applications will be competitively reviewed for enrollment in the fall semester.

This program is separate from the Honors College.  If you received an invitation to also be part of the Purdue University Honors College, you can participate in both programs as the focus of the HSCI Undergraduate Honors Program is different than that of the Honors College. Please contact Dr. Jennifer Freeman, Director of the School of Health Sciences Undergraduate Honors Program at if you have any questions.

Contact Information

HSCI Honors Program Director:
Jennifer L. Freeman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Toxicology
Phone: (765) 494-1408

Purdue University, School of Health Sciences, 550 Stadium Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-1419, Fax: (765) 496-1377

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