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Program Requirements

Students Entering the Program in Fall 2014 

University Honors Program Curriculum:

  • Honors 101 Forum on Human Values
  • Honors 201 Civic Engagement Forum
  • Honors 301 Global Issues Forum
  • Honors Capstone Project
  • Civic Engagement Requirement
  • Experiential Learning Requirement
  • Experience With Other Cultures Requirement
  • 21 total hours of honors coursework
  • Maintenance of a 3.25 GPA

Honors Capstone Project: 3-6 hour directed undergraduate research project in students’ individual majors.

Honors Civic Engagement Requirement: Students identify a platform of civic engagement during the fall of the second year and complete 10-15 hours per semester of targeted community service thereafter.

Honors Experiential Learning Requirement: Students engage in some form of experiential learning related to their major field while at UNA, to include, but not limited to an internship, practicum, co-op, paid employment, job shadowing, or discipline-specific volunteering.

Honors Experience With Other Cultures Requirement: Can be met through different mechanisms, to include, but not limited to formal study abroad, approved private travel abroad, two years of foreign language study at UNA, two years of service in the Language Partner Program, approved study “away” in a different region of the U.S., or an approved alternative break project in a different region of the U.S.

Honors Program Dual Degree Engineering Track

The Honors Program Engineering Track allows students to complete Honors requirements at UNA and potentially to complete Honors requirements at a partner institution as a part of UNA’s Dual Degree Engineering Program.

  • Honors 101 Forum on Human Values
  • Honors 201 Civic Engagement Forum
  • Honors 301 Global Issues Forum
  • 18 total hours of Honors credit, which can include Honors courses and/or Honors credit granted at either institution.

Students in the Honors Program at UNA must remain in a dual degree engineering sequence to follow the Honors Engineering Track.

Option 2 - Students Who Entered the Program Prior to 2014

University Honors Program Curriculum:

Honors 101 Forum on Human Values

Honors 201 Civic Engagement Forum

Honors 301 Global Issues Colloquium

Civic Engagement Requirement

Honors Capstone Project

27 total hours of Honors courses (includes Forum courses and Capstone Project)

Maintenance of a 3.25 GPA

Experiential Learning

All Honors Program students are strongly encouraged to engage in some form of experiential learning while at UNA. This may include student teaching, a practicum, an internship, paid employment in one's major, or other forms of practical education.

Note: To remain on scholarship all students must participate in Program co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and make satisfactory progress toward completion of the Program.

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