The Honors College


Honors College studentsBE INSPIRED by your professors and by your high-achieving classmates inside the special intellectual community that is UA's Honors College.

Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and possess broad academic interests and achievements.

Our college fosters a sense of community for self-challenged, high-achieving learners through:

  • honors merit scholarships are $500 and $1000;
  • special honors sections of many introductory classes;
  • honors seminars (Colloquia) for second- through fourth-year students;
  • faculty advisers in the student’s major;
  • an honors residence with private bathrooms; and
  • personal academic/career advisers.


Academics at the Honors College
Learn about student life in the Honors College


Student groups in the Honors College


Goldwater Scholars, 2014Three Honors students earn prestigious Goldwater Scholarships
Melissa Boswell, Gregory Howard and Cale Crowder are Barry Goldwater Scholarships recipients this year. Fewer than 300 students nationwide received the honor.

Having traveled the world, graduate now strives to pay it forward with video
FeerastaAniqa Feerasta, an Honors College alumnae now working at Amazon, has lived in New Zealand, Australia and Afghanistan. She says she's always had "a curiosity about the wider world" and a desire to work and travel abroad.

Disney Imagineer says richness of time at UA made career possible with video
Mike HoneckHonors College alum Mike Honeck explored a wide range of interests during his years at UA, and it launched him on his path to a Walt Disney Imagineer.