Our Stories

Honors Student Dedicated to Social Justice

Jeff Rogers, a National Merit Finalist and chemical engineering major at UA, grew up in Mountain Brook, Alabama, in what he describes as a privileged environment. Before starting his freshman year at UA, Jeff took part in Alabama Action, a week-long service project for incoming freshmen in the Honors College, and as a result, “I saw what civic engagement could be.”
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Honors Common Book Experience

Incoming Honors College students joined together in a common activity this past summer, long before they stepped foot on campus to begin classes.
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Professor Engages Students in Ways of Government

It’s hard to imagine a more interesting semester for a class entitled “Practical Politics-Elections” than Fall 2016.
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Find Your Way in UA Honors

From your first visit as a high school student to your active involvement as an alumnus/a, parent, or friend, everyone in the Honors College values your engagement with us.

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Schedule a Visit

The best way to learn about the Honors College is to visit us. We’d love to meet you and tell you more about the outstanding opportunities in the Honors College.

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Honors Year One

The programs in HYO are designed to engage first year students with other Honors students, faculty, and staff, in order to help the newest members of the Honors College reach their potential.

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Honors College Assembly

HCA fosters a sense of community among Honors students through social activities; community service; research opportunities; and student/faculty interactions. HCA also provides leadership opportunities through officer positions.

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Alumni and Friends

Alumni and friends of the Honors College provide ongoing support for the College and our students through networking, internships, job shadowing, and financial support.

Our Vision: We promote academic and character development within our community of scholars, so that we can substantively impact our world with awareness, action, integrity, and humility.

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Computer-Based Honors Program

CBHP is a nationally-recognized undergraduate research program which pairs academically elite students with leading research professors and cutting edge computing technology to complete scholarly research projects in any field of study.

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University Fellows Experience

Following the classical purpose of education, UFE strives to prepare able and dedicated students for remarkable lives of leadership in and service to their community, state, nation, and world.