Honors College Details
What You Can Expect
Your Honors College program is extremely flexible and fits in with any Bachelor’s program at Ashford University. In fact, the Honors College offers a self-contained interdisciplinary curriculum that is designed to provide you the opportunity to explore interesting topics regardless of your major. If accepted into the Honors College, you are jointly enrolled in at least two colleges, that in which you complete your major(s) and the Honors College.
You will participate in enriched interdisciplinary courses and special co-curricular opportunities specifically designed for academically prepared and motivated students like you. Your Honors College classes are small, uniquely interactive, and are focused on promoting leadership, innovation, global perspective, and civic responsibility.
You’ll have an opportunity to investigate topics of interest, work on special projects, and actively share your learning process with other students and faculty. Upon graduation, you will have a special Honors College designation noted on your transcript and diploma, which will demonstrate high levels of motivation and achievement to prospective employers.
What’s Expected of You
You may opt to graduate from the Honors College either as an Honors College Scholar or as an Honors College Fellow.
To graduate from the Honors College as an Honors College Scholar, you must successfully complete the three upper division courses. To graduate as an Honors College Fellow, the most prestigious designation within the Honors College, you must successfully complete all six Honors College courses.
In addition, you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher to stay in the Honors College.
About Your Courses
You’ll find generally small class sizes that meet in a format that emphasizes discussion and participation. Your Honors College courses emphasize critical thinking, and there is a great deal of interaction among you and your fellow students and between you and faculty. Plus, your curriculum is suited to develop the skills you need to be a leader in your career, community, and other aspects of your life.
The Honors College Student Council is a select group of students who serve as student ambassadors for the Honors College. The Council meets regularly and hosts speakers, organizes events, and fosters a sense of community within the Honors College.
Elections will be held annually if you are interested in serving a leadership role on the Student Council. Positions available are:
- Vice President
- other positions as necessary
Students who are a part of the Council will help plan events and will be invited to meet with the Dean to discuss ways to continually improve the Honors College.