University Honors Program

Since 1981, the University Honors Program (UHP) has been open to qualified students in any major at AUM. The mission of the University Honors Program is to attract highly motivated AUM students and to recruit potential AUM students with qualifying ACT scores and GPAs, and to provide those students with a stimulating intellectual, scholarly, and social environment in which they can participate as part of a diverse community in which high achievement is the norm.

To accomplish this mission, UHP will provide opportunities for students to participate in deliberately designed activities to:

  • Develop and nurture their scholarly interests through specialized study and scholarly research;
  • Create a diverse community of undergraduate scholars as they broaden their horizons through interactions with other students and faculty; 
  • Engage in social and service events and projects;
  • Expose students to a wide range of intellectual and academic experiences; and
  • Prepare students to meet the challenges and responsibilities of being citizens with global perspectives.

Program Benefits
A diverse community of highly motivated and talented students enjoy:

  • Special events and travel
  • Support for research and study abroad
  • Small class size
  • Priority registration
  • Use of the Honors Lounge
  • Transcript and diploma distinction

For entry, we consider:

  • ACT/SAT scores
  • Entering GPA
  • Response to essay prompts
  • Interviews

Transfer and continuing AUM students may apply for admission with a recommendation from a full-time faculty member, response to essay prompts, and an on campus interview. The Honors Committee will consider those applications as well.

All applicants for the Honors Program should have at least four semesters left at AUM prior to graduation.

For more information contact:

705 Ida Belle Young Library Tower

Jacqueline Hall              Hillary Boaz                                               Donald Nobles
 Coordinator                   Recruiting & Advising Coordinator                Director                               
  334.244.3226               334.244.3661                                              334.244.3357