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

Rebecca Wendt
Rebecca retreat

I chose Barrett because I knew it would help prepare me for med school, but also because I knew it would help me find friends! My interests and hobbies range widely, from hiking to football (GO SUN DEVILS!) to reading and remembering how to play my flute.

Upcoming Events

Aug 13, 2015
Century Residence Hall Move-In

Special evening hours for this residence hall move-in will help you beat the heat!

Aug 14, 2015
Barrett Polytechnic Retreat

All first-time freshmen, as well as several student leaders and peer mentors will attend a weekend retreat, prior to the start of classes, in Prescott, Arizona. This event will provide new students with an opportunity to form meaningful bonds with their fellow honors students, make plans for the coming, year, and relax before courses begin.


News and Announcements


A student in Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus, Stefanik graduated with a bachelor’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology in December 2014. She has been chosen as the 2015 Barrett Honors College Outstanding Graduate and will carry the college’s gonfalon in a convocation ceremony on May 12.