The Honors Curriculum
The Honors Curriculum consists of two components, the
Honors College Courses, providing students a broad
enriching educational experience during their first two years,
Honors Apogee Experience, offering more focused and
in-depth studies in their chosen disciplines in their last two
years. Honors students can participate in either or both of
The Honors College Courses Details
The Honors Apogee Experience Details
To graduate as a Honors Scholar, students are
required to complete a total of 22 Honors hours. A
minimum of 18 Honors hours must be completed in Honors
Academic Courses and a minimum of 4 Honors hours must be
completed in Honors Participation Courses. Students must
have a minimum cumulative unadjusted Auburn GPA of 3.2
at the time of graduation.
For those students who are admitted to the Honors
College to participate in only the Apogee Experience, to
graduate as an Honors Scholar, students are
required to complete 6 hours Apogee Thesis/Project
course work and complete 1 Honors Participation course
per academic year enrolled in the Honors College.
Students must have a minimum cumulative unadjusted
Auburn GPA of 3.2 at the time of graduation.
To graduate as a University Honors Scholar,
students are required to complete a total of 28 Honors
hours. A minimum of 18 Honors hours must be completed in
Honors Academic Courses, a minimum of 4 Honors hours
must be completed in Honors Participation Courses, and a
minimum of 6 hours must be completed in the Apogee
Experience. Students must also have a minimum cumulative
unadjusted Auburn GPA of 3.4 at the time of graduation.
Each distinction is noted on the students’ diploma and
In order to remain a member of the University Honors College,
each student must meet the following minimal retention criteria.
First-year students must attain a minimum of a 3.0
cumulative unadjusted Auburn GPA and second-year
students and above must maintain a minimum 3.2
cumulative unadjusted Auburn GPA. A student whose GPA
falls below the minimum is given one semester to correct
All students in the Honors College must make
satisfactory progress in completing the required Honors
College course requirements. Satisfactory progress is
defined as completing a minimum of three Honors Academic
courses each year (with at least one academic course
being completed each Fall and Spring Semester) until the
required 18 hours are completed, as well as competing at
least one Honors Participation course per academic year.
If progress cannot be made, students must submit a new
Plan of Study to the Honors Advisors, with an achievable
goal for completing the Honors curriculum.
Students who do not successfully maintain good standing
(GPA and/or course progression) will be suspended from
the Honors College. Students may be reinstated upon
attaining the minimum GPA and/or providing the Honors
College with an updated Plan of Study for Honors Core
courses. It is the student's responsibility to notify
the College when good standing has been attained.