UAA Honors College

  • University Honors College

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Honors at UAA

The University Honors College offers customized pathways of coursework and experiential learning designed to meet students' unique academic goals. Because being an Honors student is about a lot more than success in classes and a strong GPA, Honors students choose a track in community engagement, global and multicultural studies, leadership, or research and creative activity. Our highly motivated Associate and Bachelor degree students enhance their education in a way that is meaningful to them by working with Honors faculty to design a program of coursework, extracurricular activities, and immersion projects that enriches their college experience. Honors College graduates are deep thinkers, collaborative learners, and passionate individuals with advanced skills and experience in their chosen fields of study, which will distinguish them from their peers when they enter the job market or seek postgraduate education.

Customize your Pathway: 4 Academic Tracks


Community Engagement Track

Students will build their commitment to civic life through the provision of service and assistance to their communities, and engage with community issues by staying informed and participating in a way they find meaningful.

Global and Multicultural Studies

Students will develop their foundation for a career in public and professional service and community engagement. They will foster a lifelong commitment to be an engaged and responsible citizen, staying mindful of the local, national, and global impact of their personal decisions.


Students will develop the skills and disposition to function as a leader in any field, and will learn to execute a vision that involves others to work collaboratively towards a shared goal.

Research & Creative Activity

Uniquely crafted to their discipline of creative expression or rigorous scholarship, students will develop their skills and confidence in their personal creative process or the rigors of academic research. Students will develop a familiarity with many aspects of the creative or academic process ranging from conception or question formulation, methodology, implementation, revision, and exhibition or dissemination. 


 ePortfolios: Share your Honors story

Every Honors College student will create an ePortfolio showcasing their Honors experiences and academic accomplishments. To learn more about these ePortfolios, and what they should encompass, select the link below.

Honors ePortfolios

 Student Research & Creative Scholarship Showcase 2022

The Student Research & Creative Scholarship Showcase  (SR&CSS) for 2022 is quickly coming upon us! Starting Thursday, March 31st, students will be able to submit academic work they have produced within any academic framework at UAA. This year we are featuring an in-person, competitive conference-style event, where students will prepare a short presentation of their academic work, and be ready to field questions from UAA community-members and faculty judges. The students who have prepared the highest quality posters and presentations will earn either a $500 or $300 prize for 1st and 2nd place winners prospectively. The Call for Submissions 2022 is now available, and you can visit the Showcase home page for further details!


Opportunity Spotlight!

There are opportunities to work with the Office of Research (OR) to conduct undergraduate level research or creative activity. Please see the documents below for additional information on what opportunities exist, and how to take advantage of them!

 Honors Housing Scholarship Available!

UAA is pleased to offer students in the University Honors College a $1,500 per year housing scholarship. The Academic Honors Housing Scholarship is open to students in the University Honors College and recipients of the UA Scholars award. The Academic Honors Housing Scholarship is applied each fall and spring semester as a $750 discount off the cost of room and board. The scholarship will be automatically applied; no additional application is needed!

For additional details, visit our UHC News and Events page at the top.


Contact the Honors College

Honors College Administration:

  • Claudia Lampman - Dean of the Honors College
    Office: RH 103A
    Phone: 907.786.1619
  • Donna Aguiniga - Chair, Honors Academic Board
    Office: PSB 222C
    Phone: 907.786.6906
  • Joseph Bruner - Student Success Specialist
    Office: PSB 206H
    Phone: 907.786.1473