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The Honors Program
The University of Arizona Global Campus Honors Program engages a community of exceptional Bachelor's students in educational opportunities that promote leadership, innovation, global perspective, and civic responsibility. Join the best and brightest students in the Honors Program and be recognized for your academic achievements.
How It Works
If you are an undergraduate student seeking a Bachelor's degree who has achieved an excellent academic record, you can elevate your degree program by applying for entry into the University of Arizona Global Campus Honors Program. The Honors Program curriculum adds a prestigious enhancement to your degree by substituting Honors Program classes for select General Education and/or elective courses in your degree program. The Honors Program is not available to graduate students.
The full Honors Program curriculum consists of three lower division courses and three upper-division courses for a total of 18 credits. You will have two options for completing Honors requirements: either complete all six courses or complete the three upper division courses. The three lower division courses may replace three courses in your General Education sequence that fulfill the same competencies (Critical Thinking, Civic Responsibility, Intercultural and Global Awareness). The three upper division courses will serve as elective courses.
Benefits of the Honors Program
When you complete the Honors program, you are recognized as an academic achiever. There are numerous benefits available to you throughout your degree program:
Upon acceptance into the Honors Program, students will receive:
- Support from a collaborative and holistic support team consisting of a Student Advisor, Financial Aid Advisor, and Career & Alumni Advisor
- Mentorship from a UAGC faculty member
- A dedicated phone line to contact Honors advisors
- Access to the benefits of UAGC's partnership with Forbes
- An invitation to join a college community group within UAGC Connect, UAGC's online alumni community
- An invitation to join exclusive Honors Program groups on Facebook and LinkedIn
- Student Membership in the National Collegiate Honors Council
- Student Membership in the SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society (for qualified military/veteran students only)
- Honors Program designation on your transcript
Upon graduation, students will receive:
- Special recognition from the Honors Program at commencement, including an Honors Program Medallion Ceremony
- Honors Program designation on your diploma
Eligibility and Application
To be eligible for the Honors Program, you must be seeking a Bachelor's degree, have completed 30 credits, and have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.75. If you have completed fewer than 30 credits, you must complete 15 credits at UAGC with a 3.75 GPA to apply for the Honors Program. To remain active in the Honors Program, you must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA.
To apply for the Honors Program if you are a current UAGC student:
1. Log into your Student Portal
2. Click My Forms on the left-hand navigation pane
3. Click Registrar Forms
4. Click Online Forms
5. Search for Honors Program Application
6. Click the Honors Program Application for Acceptance and follow the instructions.
If you are interested in applying to the Honors Program but haven’t yet enrolled at the University of Arizona Global Campus, connect with a UAGC representative at 855.245.1415 to learn more.
Part of your application requires you to submit:
- An essay
- A current resume
- Two letters of recommendation
HON 270 Thinking Critically about Global Issues
HON 280 Society, Power, and Responsibility
HON 290 Studies in Culture and Society: Exploring Diverse Perspectives
HON 470 Leadership in the 21st Century
HON 480 Envisioning Innovation and Creativity in the 21st Century
HON 490 Honors Program Seminar
Students who successfully complete the sequence of Honors courses will be able to:
- Display leadership and interdisciplinary teamwork skills
- Utilize innovative approaches and informed decision-making when solving problems
- Interpret current global issues through multiple perspectives
- Evaluate the impact of various forms of civic engagement