Honors Programs

Looking for an academic challenge?  Want to meet other talented students? Interested in small seminar classes?  FAU is so committed to honors students that it offers two exciting choices.

The University Honors Program

The University Honors Program, on our Boca Raton campus, is perfect for freshman students who want to complement the excitement of a dynamic campus environment with the academic enrichment of special seminars during their first two years. Find out more about the University Honors Program.

The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College

The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, located on our Jupiter campus, is perfect for students who want the distinction of taking every course in their college programs at the honors level. It provides the perfect environment for those students who want to pursue graduate and professional degrees. To learn more, visit: www.honorscollege.edu

Applying for One of FAU's Honors Programs

In order to be considered for either the University Honors program or the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, you must first be accepted for admission to Florida Atlantic University. So, be sure to complete our convenient online application at /admissions/Apply_Online.php.

Upon your admission to the University, you can apply to one or both of our honors choices. Most of the students who are accepted into these honors programs will have SAT scores of 1800 or higher on all 3 parts (26 or higher on the ACT) and a high school grade point average of at least 3.3, but exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.

Students who meet certain admissions criteria will be invited to join either the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College or the University Honors Program. These students are not required to complete a supplemental application for admission to one of these programs.

So, if you feel that you have a strong academic record and are up to the challenge, apply to become an FAU honors student  in the University Honors Program, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, or both. These are both excellent opportunities, and one of them may be just perfect for you!


Upper-Division Honors Programs


We also offer honors programs within the majors for upper-division students.


The College of Business:  Accounting Scholars Program – Students

complete the BBA and Master of Accounting while also completing

the requirements of the Florida Board of Accountancy to sit for the

CPA exam.  For more information please go to:



The College of Engineering and Computer Science:

 Innovation Leadership Scholars Program – Students gain invaluable practical

experience and access to industry leaders.  Visit  http://www.innovate.fau.edu/ for more information.


The Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters – The college

has programs in several majors: communications, history, music and

languages, linguistics and comparative literature. Additional details

are available through the departments. /artsandletters/


• The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science – The college has honors

programs in mathematics, biology, physics and psychology. The

programs require a written honors thesis or project. http://www.science.fau.edu/


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