The University Honors Program

The University Honors Program (UHP) provides a small college atmosphere in the context of a large comprehensive university. The program is designed to foster the development of a critical sense of inquiry, a spirit of creativity, a global perspective, and an ethic of civic responsibility. A hallmark of the program is the emphasis on bringing ideas to life through undergraduate research, experiential learning, and service-learning opportunities.

Admission to the University Honors Program is competitive and for incoming freshmen requires a minimum SAT score of 1200, or ACT score of 27, and a high school academic grade point average of 3.5. For current Georgia Southern students, admission is competitive-a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 is required. For more information, call the University Honors Program at (912) 478-7926 or visit the website at http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/honors/.

Honors students have the opportunity to enroll in honors sections of courses which are smaller and more dynamic than the typical class. During the junior and senior years, students develop an honors thesis or capstone project to further deepen their knowledge of their major field. Honors courses involve innovative approaches and pedagogies and are open to talented non-honors students where space is available.

The tables below show the requirements expected of honors students, depending on when they enter the Program:

Freshman Admission

Year Requirements
First FYE   1220H - Honors First-Year Seminar (fall)
FYE   1410H - Global Citizens Seminar (spring)
Two Honors Core Courses
One Experiential Learning Project completed in FYE   1220H/FYE   1410H classes
Second Two Honors Core Courses
One Experiential Learning Project
Third College/Departmental Honors Requirements1
Submit Honors Thesis/Capstone Proposal
One Experiential Learning Project
Fourth College/Departmental Honors Requirements1
Complete Honors Thesis/Capstone Project
Present Honors Thesis/Capstone at Honors Research Symposium
One Experiential Learning Project

Sophomore Admission

Year Requirements
Second Two Honors Core Courses
One Experiential Learning Project
Third College/Departmental Honors Requirements1
Submit Honors Thesis/Capstone Proposal
One Experiential Learning Project
Fourth College/Departmental Honors Requirements1
Complete Honors Thesis/Capstone Project
Present Honors Thesis/Capstone at Honors Research Symposium
One Experiential Learning Project

Junior Admission

Year Requirements
Third College/Departmental Honors Requirements1
Submit Honors Thesis/Capstone Proposal
One Experiential Learning Project
Fourth College/Departmental Honors Requirements1
Complete Honors Thesis/Capstone Project
Present Honors Thesis/Capstone at Honors Research Symposium
One Experiential Learning Project

Senior Admission

Year Requirements
Fourth College/Departmental Honors Requirements1
Complete Honors Thesis/Capstone Project
Present Honors Thesis/Capstone at Honors Research Symposium
One Experiential Learning Project
1

College/Departmental Honors requirements vary by major.