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

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



Town Hall Meeting with Dean Jacobs

Engage in an open forum with Dean Jacobs and Associate Dean Henderson.



Rest and Relax

Stressed about finals? Join us for Jamba Juice, therapy/comfort dogs and much more!



Barrett Poly End of Year Banquet

Celebrate your accomplishments with other Barrett students at this fun-filled evening!


News and Announcements

Honors students at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic Campus will have a larger and improved place to see advisors, study and meet, with the opening of a new Barrett Honors College space on the campus in September. A grand opening reception for the new Barrett Polytechnic suite will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, [...]

Barrett Honors College students Kathy Peach and Ashley Yost have teamed up to produce a children’s book focusing on the power of believing in yourself and the roles of friendship and self-sufficiency in overcoming hardship. The book, titled The Tiniest Tumbleweed, features two main characters – a small tumbleweed and an equally-small house sparrow – [...]