Welcome to Barrett, the Honors College at the Polytechnic Campus

Barrett, the Honors College at the Polytechnic campus provides an elevated academic experience that builds on the Polytechnic philosophy of “learning by doing.” This nationally-ranked Honors College creates a personable living-learning community of top students who are given special opportunities to reach their life-goals.

Along with ensuring that Barrett students have every opportunity to achieve academic success across the disciplines, a new residential hall that houses Barrett freshmen provides the perfect space to experience “a community of scholars.”  Private space, entrepreneurial space, state of the art labs and alliances with local, national and international businesses seek to provide Barrett students with the practical and applied skills, and the theoretical knowledge necessary to exist and compete in the global, real-world marketplace.

Why become a Barrett Student?


  • Live and learn with a tight-knit community of other bright and motivated students on the Poly campus
  • Work closely with world-class faculty and honors advisors, all dedicated to your success at ASU and beyond
  • Register for classes early with priority registration, enjoy extended library privileges, and enroll in certain graduate courses
  • Support for success in competing for national fellowships and graduate scholarships
  • Post-graduation advantages to catapult your career: alumni connections, faculty network, attractive to employers and graduate programs
  • Complete a thesis/creative project with an ASU faculty member on a topic of your intellectual interest
  • Barrett study abroad programs only available to honors students
  • Take part in world-class research opportunities with faculty one-on-one typically unavailable to undergraduates

Spotlight on Honors

There is something new at the Barrett Polytechnic Campus

The new Barrett Polytechnic Faculty Center is now open, with three faculty offices and a student organization/meeting room. Located in CNTR 140- just down the hall from the Barrett Poly main office- the space is the home of Associate Dean Mark Henderson, Honors Faculty Fellow Tom Martin, and Honors Faculty Eric Oberle. With the opening of […]

Meet Our Students

Samantha Trumble
Samantha Trumble

I knew Barrett was the right college for me when I discovered all of the other opportunities that it afforded me throughout my college career. The range of honors classes that I got to choose from, be it Superheroes or Religious Extremism, was tremendous.

Upcoming Events

Mar 5, 2015 6:00 pm
BLAST BBQ & Elections

The Barrett Leadership and Service Team at Poly is a group of honors students on campus dedicated to strengthening the honors community by creating social and service events for the entire Barrett Poly community. Meetings are every other Thursday at 6pm.

Mar 15, 2015 6:00 pm
BLOC Community Celebration

Welcome back from Spring Break! The Barrett residential community will be celebrating the completion of the 2015-16 residential college renewal process with a cookout!


News and Announcements


Dr. Mark Henderon, Associate Dean at Barrett Poly, was honored this past week on October 9th, by Tempe Sister Cities for his involvement and dedication to GlobalResolve. Co-founded in 2006 by Dean Henderson, GlobalResolve seeks to connect students and faculty in ways that foster creative innovation, but also to apply these solutions to current, real-world […]