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What Is the Honors College?

The University of South Alabama Honors College is a diverse, interdisciplinary community designed to stimulate academic growth. The Honors College challenges high-achieving students (with ACT Composite scores of 27 or above and a high school GPA of at least 3.5) through discussion, research opportunities, creative scholarship, intercultural engagement and the arts. There are many benefits to graduating with Honors from the University of South Alabama:


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Academics: Enroll in courses designed to challenge your cognitive abilities while engaging in real world situations. Enjoy small, Honors-only sections of some core courses. Register early for the best course selection and scheduling, and get one-on-one guidance from a faculty member.



Attend special Honors events and reside in Honors housing. Be a part of a community that values intellectual curiosity and challenging oneself academically.



The Honors College offers competitive scholarship opportunities for admission, student development opportunities, travel, study abroad, and more. USA students have been the proud recipients of prestigious fellowships like Hollings, Goldwater, Fulbright Fellowships and more.

The Honors College is the best of both worlds: an intimate environment with access to the vast opportunities provided by a research university.


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