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

Apr 21, 2015 3:00 pm
Engineering Reception

Engineering Faculty Honors Advisor, Micah Lande, will be hosting this afternoon’s event for students pursuing majors within Engineering. Students are invited to join their peers and connect with their FHA in the Barrett Student Lounge for free snacks and discussion.

Apr 23, 2015 6:00 pm
BLAST Meeting

The Barrett Leadership and Service Team at Poly is a group of honors students on campus dedicated to strengthening the honors community by creating social and service events for the entire Barrett Poly community. Meetings are every other Thursday at 6pm.


News and Announcements


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 […]