The Honors Program is based on the conviction that genuine excellence in college-level studies means broad competence in areas outside a student's major field of specialization as well as excellence within it.
Eligibility -- Undergraduate students from all disciplines are eligible for admission to the Honors Program. To qualify, new freshmen must have attained a high-school grade point average of no less than 3.60, a composite ACT score of no less than 28. Sophomores applying to the program must have a cumulative college GPA of 3.50 and clear admission to UAF.
Admission to the Honors Program is generally in the fall semester, with applications on file by April 1 of the year applying. Late applications will be considered on a space-available basis. A limited number of students may be accepted at mid-year. Credentials for admission to the university must be filed separately and should be forwarded to the Office of Admissions at the time of application to the Honors Program.
Program Features -- Students in the program must be regularly enrolled full-time undergraduate students. In order to graduate with the designation of "Graduation with University Honors," students must complete 27 credits of honors work plus a senior honors thesis.
Honors courses are offered in all disciplines and include courses specifically designed for the Honors Program as well as special enrichment sections of standard university courses. The Honors Program also offers opportunities for students to do individualized study in their majors.
A typical semester's offering in the Honors Program would include three sciences, a mathematics course, English composition, one or more courses from the core Perspectives on the Human Condition and four or more courses from speech, business, humanities and social science.
A summer honors reading course is offered each year.
For more information and application forms, contact the Honors Program, Box 750120, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775, or call the Honors House, 515 Copper Lane, (907) 474-6612.