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


Nate Chaisson
Nate Chaisson

Barrett has been nothing but an aid to me since I have been here. I have met new friends, gained the trust of professors, worked on interesting projects, and had opportunities that would have been impossible for me to experience outside of the Barrett community.


Upcoming Events

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Dec 5, 2014 5:00 pm
Human Event Tribunal

All the Poly sections of the Human Event will meet to hold a trial concerning a hypothetical philosophical conflict. The entire Barrett Poly community is invited to observe, so please come join us!

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Dec 5, 2014 7:00 pm
End of the Semester Party

We invite all Barrett Poly students to join us for a relaxing, pre-finals party in the Barrett Student Lounge, following the Human Event Tribunal.

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News and Announcements

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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 […]

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