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


James Oplinger
James Oplinger

I’m currently a freshmen at ASU’s Polytech Campus enrolled in the Engineering program. Without Barrett I probably would not have made the friends I did nor would I have been able to do the awesome honors contracts last semester, like making a zombie themed safety video.


Upcoming Events

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Jan 21, 2015 3:00 pm
ONSA Fulbright UK Summer Institute Workshop

Come learn more about Fulbright UK Summer Institute opportunities and how to apply with Barrett Honors Faculty Fellow and Assistant Director of UK Scholarships for the Lorraine W. Frank Office of National Scholarship Advisement, Dr. Scott Lynch.

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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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