The University Honors College offers students: interdisciplinary courses, academic advising and mentoring, leadership and scholarship opportunities, smaller classes and guided individual research, community involvement, and interaction with Honors peers committed to academic excellence. Above all, the University Honors College helps students develop a competitive edge for career options as well as for admission to the best graduate and professional schools in the nation.
Honors Core Seminar Program offers students opportunity to explore enduring topics for humanity through examination of texts, critical thinking, and discussion. The thesis requirement also ensures students receive a strong foundation in undergraduate research experience.
Forty-Ninth State Fellows Program students study the roots of liberty in Western civilization, the founding and development of American political institutions, and the challenges of self-government in Alaska, to become knowledgeable about American and Alaskan history, politics, and cultural diversity, and familiar with the application of leadership skills and ideas. [New admissions to this program have been suspended.]
Natural and Complex Systems Program focuses on scientific, research-based projects that integrate work across the Natural, Physical, Engineering, Mathematical and Computer Sciences. This program integrates students of different disciplines, progressively building teamwork, leadership, communication, and technical skills of both the individuals and the teams.
Current Honors Courses offered for the academic school year.