University Honors Program

Founded in 1983, the University Honors Program is the original undergraduate honors program at UAB. This nationally-acclaimed honors program offers an innovative and challenging interdisciplinary arts and sciences curriculum, which is specially designed for our honors students and taught by faculty members who are known for their excellence in teaching and scholarship. 

This program replaces a student's core curriculum, the only exception to the core curriculum in the state of Alabama. See the Curriculum page for more details. Since all incoming undergraduate students are required to complete the core regardless of their major, the University Honors Program is open to all majors. Unlike many honors programs whose requirements are added to core and major requirements, our curriculum replaces the core curriculum and therefore participation in our honors program in no way delays progress towards your degree.


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Congratulations to Miranda Collier for her selection as a 2013 Goldwater Scholar. Miranda is the tenth University Honors Program student to receive the award.

Congratulations to Joshua Carpenter, selected as a 2012 Rhodes Scholar. Joshua is the second Rhodes Scholar for both the University Honors Program and UAB.