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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 Honors Program courses and one required elective credit for a total of 10 credits. HON 270 and HON 280 may replace two courses in your General Education sequence that fulfill the same competencies (Critical Thinking, Civic Responsibility). HON 490 will serve as an elective course.
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 Advisor specialized in the Honors Program
- Access to the benefits of UAGC's partnership with Forbes
- An invitation to join a college community group within the Global Campus online alumni community
- An invitation to join the exclusive Honors Program Learning Community within Canvas
- 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 Ceremony
- Honors Program designation on your diploma
This course teaches critical thinking through a careful study of global issues. Utilizing principles of logic, including analyzing reasoning and assessing sources, students will examine critical issues of our time. Students will engage in individualized and experiential learning, in conjunction with scholarly research, in order to explore relationships between critical thinking and personal responsibility. The course emphasizes self-motivated research, with an eye to leadership and problem solving. Prerequisite: Must be a current Honors student. Nontransferable; not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.
This course will provide students with a foundation for informed and effective civic engagement. Students will assess the civic identities of different cultures, communities, and societies, including their own, evaluating the impacts of various forms of civic engagement. Students will analyze political biases in media, and explain how political policies and discourse impact their lives. Emphasis will be placed on the ways that diverse communities have engaged in various civic processes to create change. Prerequisite: Must be a current Honors student. Nontransferable; not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.
The Honors Program Seminar provides students an opportunity for the synthesis and application of content learned throughout their honors coursework through a spiraled process of skill demonstration including reflection, application, and evaluation. Students will use digital tools to create and showcase scholarly artifacts for both academic and professional purposes. Prerequisite: Must be a current Honors student. Nontransferable; not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.