The University Honors Program actively promotes a holistic education, focused on connecting in-class learning to professional skill-building and meaningfully aligning civic engagement with academic study.
In collaboration with the Career Development Center (CDC) , the Honors Program offers internship workshops to educate students about professional development. The UHP also frequently informs its students of resume-building opportunities, such as tutoring positions, academic-credit internships, and research conferences.
It is the stated mission of the Honors Program to foster both intellectual and civic values: inquiry, curiosity, and understanding, as well as responsibility, community, leadership, communication, and service.
Service Learning is integrated into the Program's core curriculum: The third installment of the Los Angeles Studies Series, UHP 301 Politics and Policy in Los Angeles, connects students with local community organizations and merges in-class learning with its practical application.
The University Honors Program Student Association (UHPSA) also hosts community service events, including homeless shelter volunteering and charity fundraisers, such as Relay for Life and AIDS Walk LA.
Honors students are also encouraged to pursue long-term volunteering with the community partners of the University's Center for Community Engagement (CCE).