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.
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:
|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|
These seminar courses involve an in‐depth exploration of a unique interdisciplinary or multicultural topic. Such courses have included "Meditation and the Interior Life," "Sociology of Health & Illness" and "Ethics and Professional Healthcare.
Students may work with an instructor to adjust an existing 3000‐ or 4000‐level course to meet the requirements of a Breaking Boundaries course. Please see the director for more details.
We partner with the Political Science department to offer honors credit for National Model United Nations courses featuring trips to New York City (spring semester). We also partner with different academic departments to offer summer study away and abroad opportunities.
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.
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.
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.