The Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University Honors Program provides an intellectually challenging learning environment for students of outstanding abilities. Students acquire life-long skills that are necessary in an ever-changing and fast-paced world as they work in a community of peers with some of the best professors on campus. Individual quests for excellence are also sponsored in the program with study abroad initiatives, internships, and research projects.
Please visit the Honors Convocation page to learn about the annual Honors Convocation ceremony. To see a list of all current honorees, see the 2018 Compiled Honors Listing. For more information please contact the Honors Center.
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2019 Academic Honors Convocation: Presenting Awards for Spring 2018 - Fall 2019
Thursday, April 4, 2019
T.M. Elmore Gymnasium
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Our mission is to challenge outstanding students at a higher academic pace and to provide experiential learning that will help students achieve success in a fiercely competitive world. The honors program provides superb educational, leadership, research, and service opportunities. Honors students will have access to advanced course offerings and extra- curricular activities that are discipline specific, innovative, and scholarly. Organized service for others also helps to perfect leadership skills that are required in most professional settings.
- To attract students who are academically talented and to offer programs of study designed to stimulate them to do the quality of work equal to their potential, one which prepares participants to enter and to successfully complete graduate and professional programs of study.
- To encourage and stimulate learning outside the classroom.
- To enable qualified students to progress at an accelerated rate.
- To maximize the opportunity for students to grow intellectually through classroom activities, colloquia, research, and writing seminars, and to broaden and enhance their social and cultural experiences.
- To encourage honors program students to participate in various activities at AAMU and to serve as classroom volunteers, peer counselors, teaching assistants, research assistants, laboratory assistants, and program assistants for major University functions.
- To participate in cooperative linkages and collaborative agreements with graduate and professional schools at major universities across the nation and with industries seeking individuals who are highly trained.
Incoming Freshmen must:
- Have a 3.3 or higher cumulative high school GPA
- Have attained a 23 or above on the ACT or 1130 or above on the SAT.
Current students must:
- Have a cumulative college GPA of 3.5 or higher (if ACT/SAT scores do not meet the criteria).
- Have completed no more than 46 credit hours.
- Be a full-time student in good academic standing.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS & APPLICATION CHECKLIST
The following documents will be used to determine your eligibility and acceptance into the Honors Program. Upon review of your application packet, if you meet ALL of the requirements you will be asked to participate in an interview in which the following decision is made.
- Application (typed/printed legibly)
- Essay (300-500 words): A brief autobiographical sketch; why you would like to participate in the Honors Program; the most important intellectually-stimulating experience you have had; and a brief description of your career goals.
- 3 Letters of Recommendation/Reference Forms
- Transcript (official for incoming freshman/unofficial for current students)
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