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Honors Program

The Honors Program is designed to challenge students and provide opportunities for creative exploration and intellectual development. The program requires motivated students to fulfill a minimum of 25 hours of honors designated courses, including a senior thesis. There is also a non-thesis option. Honors courses are available in the general education core, as separate courses, and in upper-division courses in the various majors.

Welcome to the Austin Peay State University Honors Program – a gateway to a vibrant community of scholars dedicated to academic excellence and personal growth. As an Honors student, you'll find a wealth of opportunities and benefits designed to enrich your university experience and set you on a path of lifelong learning.

Explore the Honors Advantage

Our Honors Commons is your home away from home—a hub of creativity and collaboration. With 24/7 access, you can enjoy the soundproof music room, fully-equipped computer lab, well-appointed kitchen, private library, TV, and event space. It's a space where ideas come to life, friendships are forged, and academic pursuits are nurtured.

Immerse yourself in intellectually stimulating and tailored courses designed exclusively for Honors students. These specialized classes offer a unique academic challenge, providing you with a deeper understanding of your field of study and encouraging critical thinking.

Experience a more challenging and rigorous curriculum that allows for close interaction with instructors and fellow like-minded students. Engage in thought-provoking discussions, collaborative projects, and mentorship opportunities that elevate your academic journey.

Join a vibrant community of like-minded scholars who share your passion for learning and intellectual exploration. Connect with fellow Honors students, engage in extracurricular activities, and participate in events that broaden your horizons and enrich your social experience.

Enjoy the advantage of priority registration, enabling you to secure your preferred classes and schedules. Be at the forefront of academic planning, registering as soon as registration opens for undergraduate students.

Opt for residence with other Honors Program students at a dedicated residence hall, fostering a supportive and inspiring living and learning environment.

Seize the opportunity to pursue high-impact experiences, including undergraduate research, study abroad programs, internships, and service-learning projects. These experiences will shape your academic and personal growth, preparing you for a successful future.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Austin Peay State University Honors program is to support and engage high-achieving students by providing a welcoming physical space and a vigorous intellectual climate that encourages honest debate and social growth through the open exchange of ideas.

This mission is accomplished by:

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Our Vision
The Austin Peay State University Honors Program will foster the growth of creative and critical thinkers and life-long learners, enabling them to pursue fulfilling intellectual and professional paths in an international setting.

Join us at 365bet Honors and embark on a transformative journey of academic excellence, personal growth, and a community that empowers you to reach your full potential.