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The Augusta University Honors Program provides all motivated and high-potential learners the opportunity to enhance their undergraduate education.

Our honors curriculum encompasses three central educational goals—knowledge, communication, and professionalism—supported through creative core courses, unique interdisciplinary seminars, and mentored projects. The process of undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity culminates in an honors thesis. Throughout the program honors students receive advising, instruction, and mentoring from honors staff and faculty and the support to present their findings at appropriate state, regional, and national conferences.


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Unique Opportunities Await

The Honors Program provides a holistic developmental environment for intellectually curious students through enriching experiences both within and outside of the classroom. Honors students have the opportunity to take smaller classes encouraging you to think critically and develop your writing, speaking, and presentation skills. Develop opportunities that help you engage in undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activities.

  • Mentoring and Graduate School Preparation 
  • Special designation on both diploma and transcript
  • Travel opportunities, both Study Abroad and honors conferences
  • 24/7 access to the honors space in the Quad Wall Building
  • Specialized academic advising and early class registration
  • Priority acceptance to the Physical Therapy program.
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Core Courses

Most honors students must enroll in and complete at least 16 hours of core honors courses. Check out the courses we offer. 

Breaking Boundaries Courses

We have several options for honors students to satisfy their HONR 3900H credit. Check out your options.

Honors Thesis

The honors thesis is a work of original research that gives honors students the opportunity to work closely with faculty members.

Student Association

 Officers are dedicated to listening to members and making the honors program the best it can be. 

The Honors Experience

The honors program at Augusta University is much more than taking challenging classes—it is an entire program of study that will enhance your education. By bringing you together with the university’s brightest, most ambitious students and outstanding professors dedicated to creativity and intensive instruction of undergraduates.

Many projects that students develop in honors courses can transform into papers and posters they can present at venues such as Augusta University’s annual Undergraduate Research and Fine Arts Conference, state, regional and national honors conferences and conferences specific to students' discipline. Upon completing the honors program’s curriculum, students receive an honors distinction on their diploma and their official transcripts plus exclusive regalia to wear at graduation.

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Nursing student shines with undergraduate research projects

“I appreciate the patient care aspect of nursing and just being there for people whenever they are experiencing vulnerable times," said Stephanie Felonta.

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AU’s 2024 Academic Recognition Day Scholar celebrates success

“I learned about being chosen as the Academic Recognition Day Scholar for Augusta University like a week before I found out that I got into the physician assistant program."

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Augusta University cyber student cracks codes and crafts a career

“I was talking to my adviser and told her that I was passionate about cyber, but also really liked math and things like that. She said it would be a good fit because it’s like cyber plus math,” said Marcus Corull, on why he's majoring in cybersecurity engineering.

Physical therapy students

Augusta University Honors Program offers acceptance pathway into physical therapy

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Pathway Acceptance Program is designed to give priority acceptance to graduates of the Augusta University Honors Program.

Open A World Of Opportunity

The AU Honors Program seeks students who want to think in complex ways about global challenges. If you have a deep curiosity about the world, we welcome your application.

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