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The Honors Program

Message from the Director

Welcome to Bentley University’s Honors Program! Whether you are a current or prospective student, alumni or faculty, or just interested in the program’s offerings, I encourage you to explore what the Honors Program has to offer. The Honors Program is designed to provide a sense of place to the best and brightest students at Bentley, while helping them to expand their social, cultural and academic horizons to prepare them for life well beyond their undergraduate careers.

Aaron L. Jackson, PhD
Director, Honors Program and Professor of Economics

Mission Statement

The mission of the Bentley University undergraduate Honors Program is to provide enhanced educational and extracurricular opportunities designed to attract, challenge and appeal to a diverse group of academically talented students.

The program achieves its mission through classes that average 18 students per class, superior faculty committed to excellent teaching, faculty-guided student research in all disciplines, advanced and specialized courses developed specifically for honors students and multiple activities utilizing Boston’s social and cultural wealth.

Proudly Partnering with United Technologies Corporation

One of the 30 companies in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and ranked in the top 50 among the Fortune 500, UTC is a diversified company that provides a broad range of high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and building systems industries. Its commercial businesses are Otis elevators and escalators and UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a leading provider of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, fire and security systems, building automation and controls. Its aerospace businesses are Sikorsky aircraft, Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines and UTC Aerospace Systems. UTC provides generous support to the Honors Program to ensure continued academic excellence and support the strong talent of our graduates.


Please enjoy this informational video on United Technologies Partnership with Bentley University's Honors Program.