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

There is something new at the Barrett Polytechnic Campus

The new Barrett Polytechnic Faculty Center is now open, with three faculty offices and a student organization/meeting room. Located in CNTR 140- just down the hall from the Barrett Poly main office- the space is the home of Associate Dean Mark Henderson, Honors Faculty Fellow Tom Martin, and Honors Faculty Eric Oberle. With the opening of [...]

Meet our Students

Rebecca Wendt
Rebecca retreat

I chose Barrett because I knew it would help prepare me for med school, but also because I knew it would help me find friends! My interests and hobbies range widely, from hiking to football (GO SUN DEVILS!) to reading and remembering how to play my flute.

Upcoming Events



Volunteer in the Community Garden

Bring a water bottle and help out at the Polytechnic Community Garden.



BLOC: ASU Football!

Barrett Poly students – let’s sit together at the UCLA game!



Lunch With Barrett

Join the Barrett faculty & staff for a lunch and all things Barrett!


News and Announcements

You will find Barrett Associate Dean Mark Henderson perusing the New York Times on Tuesday and Friday mornings in the Barrett Center lounge. Join him for a cup of coffee and to learn about the day’s news.