About the Program
Founded in 1996, the Honors Program at Armstrong Atlantic State University has rapidly developed into a vibrant community of student leaders. The Program is open to any incoming freshman who has a 3.2 high school GPA and a combined critical reading and math SAT of 1100, and the Program is open to any continuing or transfer student who maintains a 3.2 college GPA.
The Honors Program offers talented, motivated students across disciplines a chance to take creative, small classes in the place of general education requirements. It also offers the opportunity to apply intellectual curiosity to independent projects or special major classes. Honors courses reflect the creative, student-centered approach to learning that is central to the program's mission. Classroom experiences in the Honors Program are enhanced by extracurricular opportunities such as field trips, community service projects, study-abroad programs, social gatherings, and trips to regional and national conferences where students present the results of their Honors experiences. In sum, the Honors Program embodies the traditional values of a liberal arts education at its best, fosters a commitment to lifelong learning, and serves as a campus testing ground for innovative approaches to teaching and learning.