UAA Honors College

  • University Honors College

    Apply to the UAA's University Honors College, where you will have the opportunity to design your own pathway uniquely fitted to your personal and academic interests and goals. Next Application Review Deadline for Fall Applications: July 15th

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Honors is for you at UAA!

The University Honors College allows you - the student - to creatively craft and personalize your own experience at UAA - and to make sure your engagement counts for credit! Did you get involved in clubs at UAA, and find yourself in a leadership role? Do you want to study abroad and immerse yourself in other cultures? What about conducting research with a faculty member, and getting published or presenting at national conferences? Are you passionate about community service, and already commit yourself to serving local or national organizations outside of school? Come learn how your experiences can earn you an Honors designation upon completing your degree at UAA.

Honors has never been more accessible! Students pursuing an Associate or Bachelors degree are eligible to apply. If you work part-time or full-time to help support yourself through college - your professional experience may contribute to completing Honors. You have the opportunity to choose one of four tracks -and within that track, you can get personal advising from faculty to discover how your passions, goals, and needs can help you thrive as an Honors College student. During the program, you will be challenged to think deeply, collaborate with others, and passionately pursue that which excites you! At the end, you will get to show off a portfolio of academic studying, projects you've completed, and experiences you engaged with that distinctly reflects your own personal pathway through college. Ultimately, these experiences will help distinguish you as you enter the job market, or seek postgraduate education!


Choose your Pathway



Apply for the Honors Administration Scholarship!

Deadline: Applications due December 1, 2023.  

UAA Honors Administrative Scholarship now open for applications from all current full-time Honors students in good standing. Click on the link to complete the .



2024 Polaris Lecture - Looking North: The United Kingdom and the Arctic

Thursday, April 11
5:00-6:30 PM
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307

All are welcome! Refreshments will be provided. 

The University Honors College, College of Arts and Sciences, and International Studies Program are excited to host Minister David Rutley, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, for a special evening lecture. 

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 housing and food. The scholarship will be automatically applied; no additional application is needed!

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

Applications Open for the McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars Program has opened applications and is holding information sessions! The program is geared towards upper-division students, but lower-division students are also encouraged to take a look at the program's offerings if they are interested. All majors can apply.

Visit the McNair Scholars Program Information webpage for more information, or reach out to Sunny Mall ( with your questions or to make an appointment.

Applications Open for the Biomed U-RISE Program - Due Feb. 12 at 5 PM!

The spring application for the UAA Biomed U-RISE is open from now until Feb. 12 at 5 PM. Application work sessions are available and have been scheduled for Friday, January 19 2-3:30pm and Tuesday, January 30 9-10:30am
Location: LIB 306

Program faculty and current trainees will be available to answer questions about the program and the application.  Interested students are invited to work on the application during these sessions so questions can be answered as they arise.

Visit the UAA Biomed U-RISE Program website to learn more about the program.


Contact the Honors College

Honors College Administration:

  • Ray Ball, Ph.D. - Dean of the Honors College
    Phone: 907.786.4978
  • Martha Amore, Ph.D. - Honors Academic Board Chair
  • Joseph Bruner, M.A. - Director of Student Success Initiatives, Strategy & Assessment
    Phone: 907.786.1473
  • Valerie Robideaux, M.Div. - Honors Advisor
    Phone: 907.786.0345