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, and the 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 these areas.

The Honors College Courses Details

The Honors Apogee Experience Details

Graduation Distinctions

  • 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 transcript.

Retention Criteria

In order to remain a member of the University Honors College, each student must meet the following minimal retention criteria.

  1. 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 the deficiency.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

Last Updated: April 17, 2014