The mission of the University of Montevallo Honors Program is to provide intellectually talented students with specially designed academic offerings, co-curricular activities, and recognition.
The academic dimension is composed of two types of honors classes. One type is designed to fulfill requirements in the General Education program. The other type of honors class, intended to supplement the student’s course work, consists of seminars on topics best considered in an interdisciplinary context. Seminars often include guest speakers or involve travel to special events or places.
Upon successful completion of honors courses in each year of attendance at the University, a student may be awarded Honors Certificates and the University Honors Degree. Honors students are recognized for their achievements at special occasions during the academic year. Participants will have notations on their transcripts recognizing their participation in the Honors Program for the purpose of alerting prospective employers and graduate schools to the quality and extent of honors work.
How Do I Apply for the Honors Program?
- Students who wish to be admitted to the Honors Program must first apply for regular admission to the University of Montevallo.
- After applying to UM, applicants must complete a separate application for the Honors Program. Click the following link to access the application: UM Honors Program Application.
Scholars Day, held in April each year, is an opportunity for students interested in the Honors Program to see what we have to offer. The day includes such activities as meeting with current Honors students as well as faculty who teach in the program, learning about opportunities specifically oriented toward honors students, and lunch on campus in our dining hall. The final activity of the day will offer attendees who have been accepted to the University the opportunity to pre-register for fall classes. Registration information and a detailed schedule for Scholars Day will be available at a later date.