The Honors Program at Puget Sound offers students a chance to fulfill their Core Requirements in courses that focus on classic texts of Eastern and Western civilization. Each year, 34 students are selected to participate in this four-year program. These students will take classes together and build a common base of knowledge from which to draw on in subsequent classes. During senior year, each student in the program will write an Honors Thesis in their major or field of study and then present their research to the community. At graduation, students who complete the program will be designated as Coolidge Otis Chapman Honors Scholars.
The Honors Program fosters a sense of community among its students by sponsoring activities such as trips to the Seattle Opera, the annual Langlow Haunted House which benefits the Kids Can Do! mentorship program, frequent discussions, presentations by members of the campus community or visiting scholars, and the Honors Film Series. Fourteen students may also live in the Langlow House during their freshman year, which serves as a central meeting place for the program.