The University Honors Program is designed to be compatible with every major at Auburn University at Montgomery. Honors seminar courses can be used to satisfy Areas I, II, and IV of AUM’s Core Curriculum, so completing your honors coursework should not require you to register for any more classes than you would take otherwise. Follow the links below for more details.
Honors students who enter the program as freshmen are expected to take HONR 1757 in both the fall and spring semesters of their first year. This course substitutes for ENGL 1010 and 1020, satisfying Area I of the AUM Core Curriculum. Freshman honors students who have already met this requirement when they enroll at AUM may use HONR 1757 to satisfy Area II or Area IV requirements instead.
Students may substitute HONR 1957, HONR 2757, or HONR 3757 for courses that satisfy Area II or Area IV requirements in the AUM Core Curriculum.
Departmental honors courses (e.g., BIOL 1017, COMM 1017, PHIL 2007, etc.) may also be used to satisfy AUM Core Curriculum requirements. Honors students should register for honors versions of core courses whenever possible.
The cornerstone of the University Honors Program is its unique curriculum. Students who enter the program as freshmen take an honors seminar each semester through the spring of their junior year. These seminars are normally team-taught interdisciplinary courses that emphasize discussion and challenge students to think critically and creatively about the material they are studying. The details of each course may change from one semester to another, but the general contours of the seminar sequence remain stable:
Honors students also take a one-credit hour, pass/fail course known as the honors colloquium. This course is taken three times, and honors students are encouraged to take it in each of its three main forms:
Other options for honors students at AUM include departmental honors courses (e.g., BIOL 1017, COMM 1017, PHIL 2007, etc.), special topics courses (HONR 1997, 2997, 3997, and 4997; these can be taken as general electives), and honors by contract courses, in which a student designs a project that supplements normal course requirements and enables the student to earn honors credit for a regular AUM course.
The highest honors conferred by the UHP are University Honors. To qualify, you must accomplish the following:
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.
Honors students may graduate from AUM with Warhawk Honors, in either of the following ways:
Students must earn a grade of “B” or better in each course in order for it to count toward the Warhawk Honors semester hours requirement, and must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher in order to graduate from the UHP.
Warhawk Honors graduates wear orange and white honor cords at commencement.
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