Freshmen Invited to Join Honors Program


It's not too late for students to join the university's Honors Program. While applicants are typically incoming freshmen, any student who does not qualify based on their ACT score as an entering freshman may reapply after completing a semester at JSU. 

Becoming a member of the Honors Program includes many benefits. The smaller classes and other activities associated with the program - including special advisement, career planning, and service opportunities - help to create an interdisciplinary and interdependent community of scholars engaging one-on-one and as groups with each other and their professors, the university and the wider community.

Benefits of being a member include:

• Enrollment in Honors classes with some of JSU's most talented instructors
• Priority class registration
• Special Honors speakers and symposiums
• Community and campus service and service-learning opportunities
• Study away (domestic) and study abroad (international) for course credit opportunities
• Honors by Contract in major and minor
• Honors conference presentation eligibility

Contrary to popular belief, Honors classes are not designed to be more difficult than non-Honors classes, but rather are smaller and more engaging. General university courses - such as American History and Biology - are offered with an Honors section, which only Honors  members may register in. Special topic participation courses are also available for honors students. 

To graduate with distinction as an Honors Program Graduate, students must earn 24 hours of honors credit, maintain a minimum 3.25 GPA overall, and complete each honors course with an A or B. 

Learn more about the program and access the application online. Email, call 256-782-5696 or stop by Martin Hall, Room 104, for more information.