The mission of the University Honors College (UHC) is to provide not only exceptional educational opportunities but also an outlet to social events on campus to develop well-rounded individuals. The Honors College is proud to be at the center of undergraduate research and experiential learning at UAA by supporting research and scholarship for students across all UAA schools and colleges. Above all else, the priority of the University Honors College is to help develop leaders in their respective fields of study, who are engaged locally, nationally, and globally at this critical point in the history of our state and our nation.

About the College

The University Honors College boasts small class sizes in interdisciplinary courses, academic advising, mentoring, leadership and scholarship opportunities. Additionally, the College offers the chance for students to engage in guided individual research as well as peer centered community involvement.

 As a requirement for graduation, students will complete an enriched curriculum; either the Honors Core Seminar Program or the Natural and Complex Systems Program, and conduct a senior thesis project. The completion of the Honors College program will help students gain a competitive edge for career options as well as for admission to the best graduate and professional schools in the nation. With a notable track record, recent graduates have become Marshall, Fulbright, Goldwater, NCMR, and Truman Scholars with significant scholarship and graduate school placement. The University Honors College was singled out for special commendation by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Colleges.

The Office of Undergraduate Research, a division of the Honors College, offers opportunities for undergraduate research, scholarship, and experiential learning in which students develop an integrative perspective that extends beyond the confines of individual majors and disciplines.