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

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 both the university’s brightest, most ambitious students and outstanding professors who are dedicated to creative and intensive instruction of undergraduates.


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Honors Core Courses

Students must enroll in and complete at least sixteen hours of honors core courses before graduation. These courses are taken in place of—not addition to—regular core courses. The honors program typically rotates the following course offerings:

Course  Title Hours
BIOL 1107H Principles of Biology I 4
BIOL 1108H  Principles of Biology II 4
COMM 1100H  Honors Public Speaking 3
ENGL 1101H Honors Freshman Composition I  3
ENGL 1102H  Honors Freshman Composition II  3
HIST 2112H United States since 1877 3
INQR 1000H  Fundamentals of Academic Inquiry 1
MATH 2011H   Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4
MATH 1401H Elementary Statistics 3
PHIL 2010H Introduction to Philosophy 3
POLS 1101H  Introduction to American Government 3
PSYC 1101H Introduction to Psychology 3
SOCI 1101H Introduction to Sociology 3
ART 2010H The Marvel of Art 3
HIST 2111H United States to 1877 3
MUSI 2320H Rock 'n' Roll and Society  3
MUSI 2350H Film Music  3
PHIL 2030H  Intro to Ethics 3

Honor Seminar Courses


Honors Thesis 

The honors thesis is a work of original research or scholarly or creative activity in which honors students work closely with faculty members to investigate topics in greater detail than is possible in regular classes.


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The honors thesis is usually completed over three semesters and is followed by a capstone course during which students will present their research, assess the honors program and their participation in it, and devise and execute a plan to improve the honors program.

    • HONR 2999H - Project Proposal - 0 or 1 hour
    • HONR 3999H - Honors Prospectus - 1 hour
    • HONR 4000H - Honors Thesis - 2 or 3 hours
    • HONR 4500H - Honors Capstone - 1 hour


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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