Honors Programs

Looking for an academic challenge?  Want to meet other talented students? Interested in small seminar classes?  FAU is so committed to honors students that it offers two exciting choices.

The University Honors Program

The University Honors Program, on our Boca Raton campus, is perfect for Freshman students who want to complement the excitement of a dynamic campus environment with the academic enrichment of special seminars during their first two years. Find out more about the University Honors Program.

The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College

The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, located on our Jupiter campus, is perfect for students who want the distinction of taking every course in their college programs at the honors level.  To learn more, visit: www.honorscollege.edu.  

Wilkes Medical Scholars Program

The Wilkes Medical Scholars Program is an early admission program into medical school for qualified incoming freshman. Students will receive their Bachelors Degree and the M.D. degree in seven or eight years. Those accepted into the Wilkes Medical Scholars Program will enter the Wilkes Honors College assured of a spot in the Medical School. For more information, please visit: /divdept/honcol/admissions_med.htm



Applying for One of FAU's Honors Programs

In order to be considered for either the University Honors program or the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, you must first be accepted for admission to Florida Atlantic University.  Be sure to complete our convenient online application at www.fau.edu/admissions/apply.php.

Students who meet certain criteria will receive an invitation to join an Honors Program of their choice after their acceptance to the University. 

Students can also apply to one or both of our honors options once they are admitted to the University. Most of the students who are accepted into these honors programs will have SAT scores of 1800 or higher on all 3 parts (26 or higher on the ACT) and a high school grade point average of at least 3.3, but exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.

 If you feel that you have a strong academic record and are up to the challenge, apply to become an FAU honors student  in the University Honors Program, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, or both. These are both excellent opportunities, and one of them may be just perfect for you!


Upper-Division Honors Programs

We also offer honors programs within the majors for upper-division students. To learn more, visit: www.fau.edu/admissions/honorsmajors.php .