Science Honors Weekend

A sunset golden hour view of the PLNU science complex.

PLNU is known for its high-quality science and mathematics programs, and has designed Science Honors Weekend to encourage students to pursue their scientific interests, help them make informed decisions about their futures, and provide an opportunity to compete for a limited number of science honors scholarships. Invitations to the event are based on GPA and SAT/ACT scores.

The weekend is packed with activity and will give a great overview of PLNU and its science and mathematics programs. Students come away with an increased knowledge of college life, a sense of the PLNU community, new friendships, and quite possibly a substantial scholarship — all of this and some terrific photos of sunsets over the Pacific Ocean.

Science Honors Weekend is for:

  • Students in the fall of their senior year of high school
  • Those with GPAs of at least 3.8 (weighted average)
  • Those with an ACT composite score of at least 28 or SAT score for evidence-based reading and writing + math is 1300 or higher

Please note we gather student names for Science Honors Weekend invitations from the PLNU database in early November, so to be on the list you need to have begun your PLNU application and declared a major in biology, chemistry, biology-chemistry, environmental science, mathematics, information systems, computer science, physics or engineering by then.

If you are a high school senior, meet the above minimum qualifications, are interested in studying one of the above majors, and would like to be considered to participate in next year's Science Honors Weekend, please register below.

Biology, Chemistry, Biology-Chemistry or Environmental Science (BCHM)

Mathematics, Information Systems, Computer Science, Physics or Engineering (MICS/PHY/ENG)

Need more information? 

For BCHM, contact LeAnne Elizondo at or (619) 849-2205.

For MICS/PHY/ENG, contact Stephanie Krahenbuhl at or (619) 849-2219.