Resources and Opportunities

Honor Societies 

Pi Gamma Mu

Pi Gamma Mu is the national social sciences honor society recognizing student achievement in economics, history, political science and psychology. The Virginia Kappa Chapter at Sweet Briar College was chartered in 1983. It is a public service organization that accepts juniors and seniors with 20 hours of credit and a “B” average in social sciences courses.

Honors Program

The Honors Program at Sweet Briar is dedicated to enriching the intellectual life of the entire College community. The program is designed to engage all programs and academic disciplines and to provide opportunities for motivated students that emphasize both breadth and depth of study. The program offers recognition to those students who perform academically at an honors level, but also encourages the participation of all interested students in honors courses and co-curricular activities.

The program encourages honors students to challenge themselves and their peers, and it provides experiences designed to stimulate and strengthen students’ critical thinking abilities and creative endeavors. In honors classes, through independent research projects and at co-curricular activities and events, the program provides a venue in which exceptional students can meet, share ideas and stretch their intellectual boundaries inside and outside the classroom.

Please visit the Honors Program website for more information.


Students majoring or minoring in STEM have completed internships with the following organizations:

Study Abroad

According to the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), four out of 10 students study abroad while attending Sweet Briar — twice as many students than at other colleges.

Students spend a summer, a semester or a full year overseas in any of a number of countries. Immersed in the culture, they study at an internationally renowned institution, perhaps live with a host family, and develop a more global perspective.

Students majoring or minoring in STEM have studied abroad at the following institutions:

Information about additional study abroad opportunities can be found here.