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 Join Barrett?

  • 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

Open Forum with Dean Jacobs at Poly

Barrett Poly students welcomed Barrett Dean Mark Jacobs to the campus in October.

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



Barrett Intramural Interest Meeting

Want to play intramurals with other Barrett students? Come to this interest meeting!



BLAST Meeting

The Barrett Leadership and Service Team at Poly plans events for the honors community – join us!



BLOC: Ice Skating

Cool off with the BLOC residents on the ice!


News and Announcements

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 [...]