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

ASU Unscripted: Barrett Honors

Meet Our Students

Becca Little
Becca Little

Being a part of the Barrett club at Poly has been an extremely enriching experience. Not only do doors and opportunities open for me that would have never been possible otherwise, I have also found at Barrett-Poly an awesome support and friend group. The faculty are friendly and helpful and the students are, if possible, even more so.

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

New Barrett Web Site

Barrett Honors College will debut a new and improved web site in mid-August. The new site features a clean and attractive design with large, eye-catching images. The site, which includes information for Barrett at all four Arizona State University campuses, also is mobile-friendly and has easier navigation than the old site. Barrett’s new site is […]