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The Honors Program at Austin Peay State University

The Honors Program is designed to challenge students and provide opportunities for creative exploration and intellectual development. The program requires motivated students to fulfill a minimum of 25 hours of honors designated courses, including a senior thesis.  There is also a non-thesis option that requires 30 Honors credit hours.  Honors courses are available in the general education core, as separate courses, and in upper-division courses in the various majors.

What qualifications do I need to apply to the Honors Program?

Applications are currently being accepted for fall 2021. Applicants who are coming directly from high school must have a minimum 3.5 unweighted high-school GPA. Transfer students must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA from their prior institution. Please apply at the Honors Program Application. High-achieving students who transfer to Austin Peay can also apply to the Honors Program by contacting the Director of the Honors Program at Honors@apsu.edu.

What benefits will I receive from being in the Honors Program?

What is Required of Honors Program Students?

 

YEAR

FALL

SPRING

Freshman

HON 1000 as sub for APSU 1000

HON 1045 Honors Seminar as a sub for ENGL 1020

HON 2220 Dialogue on Diversity as a sub for ENGL 2330

Sophomore

One HON course from General Education core, OR any HON prefix course

One HON course from General Education core OR any HON prefix course

Junior

One 3000-4000 course in major

One 3000-4000 course in major

Senior

HON 4050

HON 4050 (can be repeated) or other upper-division Hon course