The highest honors conferred by the UHP are University Honors, earned by students who accomplish the following:
- graduate from AUM with a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher;
- complete 18 hours of honors seminar courses with a grade of ‘B’ or better in each course: HONR 1757 (six hours), HONR 2757 (six hours), and HONR 3757 (six hours);
- complete three hours of honors colloquium (HONR 1957) courses with a grade of ‘S’ in each course; and
- complete and defend a senior thesis project , normally via enrolling in HONR 3957 and HONR 4957 and earning a grade of ‘S’ in each.
Students who graduate with University Honors wear orange and white honor cords and the UHP medallion at commencement, and have the distinction noted on their diplomas.