banner Welcome to the University Honors Program at the Boca Raton Campus

The University Honors Program at the Boca Raton Campus of Florida Atlantic University has been designed to provide students with exceptional and rewarding learning opportunities through special Honors Courses, the University Honors SLS 1501 - Introduction to Academic Life, Honors sections of First-year courses and the option of taking more advanced courses to substitute for first-year required courses. The advantages of the University Honors Program include small class size, close contact with many of the University’s top ranked faculty, as well as special advising/registration.

For students whose academic plans include post-baccalaureate study either in graduate school, law or medical schools, or other professional education, the University Honors Program is an excellent beginning for a distinguished academic career. The goal of the University Honors Program at Florida Atlantic University is not only to provide an education that will successfully prepare you for whatever career you choose, but also to give you a learning experience that will prepare you to continue your education throughout your life.

For more information, please contact Mary Downing Patterson, Assistant Director UHP, at .



  1. UHP Students Win National Title

    Seventeen students from the Undergraduate Honors Program (UHP) at Florida Atlantic University participated in the National Model United Nations competition in Washington, D.C., November 6-8.

    The UHP students joined FAU undergraduate members of the Leon Charney Diplomacy Program to form the university’s delegation, which placed first overall at Nationals. This is FAU’s second national title in three years.

    The Charney Program, which trains students in world affairs, dispute resolution and debate, was established in 1996. To date, the program has won forty-five national and international awards for academic excellence.

    In 2017, the program was named to honor the diplomatic legacy of Leon Charney, who played a key role in the 1978 Camp David Accords.

    Information about the Leon Charney Diplomacy Program can be found at

  2. Welcome UHP Class of 2020

    The University Honors Program at FAU would like to welcome its newest Owls to the UHP family. This fall we welcome over 120 incoming students into the class of 2020. These students excelled in the classroom throughout high school and will continue their success throughout their journey in the University Honors Program.

  3. UHP 2019 Valedictorian Mary Forrest named 2020 Freshman Convocation Student Speaker (Video Link)

    We want to congratulate 2019 University Honors Program Valedictorian, Mary Forrest on being chosen as the student speaker for the 2020 FAU Freshman Convocation. On Sunday, August 23rd 2020, Mary Forrest spoke to a group of her peers, FAU’s newest Owls, on her experiences as an FAU student, studying abroad in the UHP and serving as a peer academic coach. We are honored to have such an incredible student like Mary Forrest as part of our UHP family and we know this is only the beginning of her success.

 Last Modified 5/12/21