Honors College

Reach for More

ACU’s Honors College is committed to providing our most academically talented students with an integrated academic community with the best resources you need to affect the greatest change in the world.

Serving all majors, our students are engaged in intense study with outstanding professors, developing an intimate community marked by intellectual and spiritual growth. Honors College students gain hands-on participation with in-depth research and unique study abroad trips, transforming knowledge into practice. Take your collegiate success a step further. Join our leaders of the future in Honors College.

ACU’s Honors College is committed to providing our most academically talented students with an integrated academic community with the best resources you need to affect the greatest change in the world.

Serving all majors, our students are engaged in intense study with outstanding professors, developing an intimate community marked by intellectual and spiritual growth. Honors College students gain hands-on participation with in-depth research and unique study abroad trips, transforming knowledge into practice. Take your collegiate success a step further. Join our leaders of the future in Honors College.

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Commit to Academic Excellence

The Honors College community is ready to support your progress through academic accountability. To join the Honors College, you must be admitted to ACU before you can submit the Honors College Application for consideration. Your application and submitted admission materials are evaluated with strong weight given to your personal statement and references.

Pursue More

This isn’t about more work; it’s about more experience. Led by ACU’s finest academic minds, our students dive deeper to understand the subject matter and wrestle with all of its facets. Explore research in Honors classes, debate ideas in colloquia and push each other toward a more meaningful relationship with God. Are you ready?

Rise to the Challenge

“The challenges I’ve encountered through Honors College are good character development. They’re pushing me so that I’m always developing a strong work ethic.”

Chelsey Powers, nursing major, Honors College student

Honors College Requirements

Honors Course Credits
All Honors students must complete six course credits. These are met by taking Honors sections of major-required courses, philosophy classes or Honors contracts in non-Honors courses.

Colloquia
All Honors students earn at least two colloquia credits. Colloquia are one-hour short courses, taught by some of the most sought after professors on campus, on fun topics full of discussion and interactive learning.

Honors Activity Credits
Depending on which Honors distinction you pursue, you must complete either three (Honors Graduate) or four (Honors Scholar) activity credits. Many options are available based on your personal interests and may include Honors contracts, colloquia, study abroad, internships and more.

Honors Project Thesis
To graduate as an Honors Scholar, an Honors Project Thesis must be completed in addition to the other requirements. The thesis is a senior project in your major completed with supervision by a committee. A seminar is required as part of the thesis.

Explore Your Opportunities

In addition to the smaller classes and priority class registration each semester, we assist you with discovering elite internships at the local, national and international levels. ACU’s Honors College offers three distinct summer internship programs specifically for our students in Dallas, Washington D.C. and Leipzig, Germany. Where will you go from here?

 

Beyond ACU

Honors College Grad

Honors College students are fully prepared to take their bold next step after graduation. In addition to the stellar academic and spiritual preparation for post-graduation life, we provide major fellowship advising, advanced test preparation and graduate school preparation to see you successfully through. You’re always a part of ACU.