Honors ProgramsLooking 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 ProgramThe 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 CollegeThe 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.
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.
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/