The mission of the University of Montevallo Honors Program is to provide intellectually talented students with specially designed academic offerings, co-curricular activities, and recognition.
The academic dimension is composed of two types of honors classes. One type is designed to fulfill requirements in the General Education Program such as Foundations in Writing (ENG 103 and ENG 104 ), World Civilizations (HIST 103 and HIST 104 ), and Oral Communication (COMS 102 ). The other type of honors class, intended to supplement the student’s course work, consists of seminars on topics best considered in an interdisciplinary context. Seminars often include guest speakers or involve travel to special events or places.
Honors students are recognized for their achievements at special occasions during the academic year. Honors students will be awarded the Honors Certificate upon satisfactory completion of 18 hours of Honors credit, and they will be recognized at a Fall Honors recognition luncheon. Upon satisfactory completion of 26 Honors credit hours, including the Golson Seminar, students will graduate with “University Honors.” Student graduating with “University Honors” will be recognized at a Spring Honors recognition luncheon, will receive Honors cords for graduation, and will have notations on their transcripts recognizing their participation in the Honors Program for the purpose of alerting prospective employers and graduate schools to the quality and extent of Honors work.
For information, contact the Honors Program Director at (205) 665-6501. The Honors Program office, classroom, and lounge are in Hill House. The Honors Residence is Ramsay Hall.
Honors courses are open to students in the Honors Program and also to all other Montevallo students by permission of the Honors Program Director and on a space-available basis. Not all courses are offered every semester. Inquiries are encouraged.