Honors College Office of the Provost

About Us


An Overview of Honors

The Honors College at Auburn University is home to nearly 1,500 of the best and brightest students from each of the university’s academic colleges and schools. The college, and its curriculum, represent a flexible, challenging and individualized path for students to take as they complete their degree. They can select Honors versions of core curriculum courses, departmental courses, seminars or research seminars, and study abroad courses.  They may choose to become involved in undergraduate research and complete an Honors thesis or a professional presentation.  They may also choose to enroll in graduate level courses, which can count toward their graduate degree if they continue at Auburn.

Partnering with faculty across campus, the Honors College offers roughly 190 Honors courses each year with an average class size of 25-30. The small class sizes allow for active classrooms and students get to know their faculty and the other students in the class.

We believe that our students should have fun and learn outside of class. Each year we offer a film series, lecture series, a week of service, food events, and multiple student organizations to help develop leadership.

Our Designations

Each member of our diverse student body graduate as an University Honors Scholar, University Honors Research Scholar, Honors Scholar or Honors Research Scholar, with designation noted on their transcript and diploma, and awarded the coveted Honors College medal to wear at commencement. This medal symbolizes the student’s passion for excellence during their college career, and serves as a reminder to excel in all aspects of their life.

Our Home on the Plains

The Honors College is located in historic Katharine Cooper Cater Hall, in the center of the Auburn University campus. For detailed instructions on our location, please view the university map.

For more information please email us or stop by Cater Hall during normal business hours, which are Monday – Friday 7:45 am – 11:45 am and 12:45 pm – 4:45 pm.

Last modified: July 22, 2021