About the Honors College
The Azusa Pacific University Honors College offers an academically enriched plan of study developed for talented and motivated students. The curriculum fulfills a significant portion of the General Education requirements while challenging students with greater depth, intensity, and intellectual rigor. The program coursework suits students committed to intellectual dialogue and Christian fellowship with scholars. In addition to the honors curriculum, the program offers extracurricular cultural and social activities, service learning, and international study that deepen the educational experience.
The Honors College challenges students to perform at their highest level of academic excellence, and offers them the opportunity to develop their abilities to the fullest. Close student-faculty collaboration is fostered through limited class enrollment of 15–18 students. Faculty teaching in the program are acknowledged experts in their field and are known for their outstanding scholarly contributions.
Honors students must:
- Maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.3 or higher.
- Complete a minimum of 24 units of the honors curriculum.
- Complete four semesters of Honors Colloquia.
- Complete an Honors Capstone/Thesis Project.
Honors scholar graduates receive a certificate of completion, distinction as an honors scholar on their diploma, and a beautiful honors medallion to wear at graduation and keep as a memento of their achievements.
Life of the Mind and Soul, a blog led by honors faculty member Joseph Bentz, Ph.D., professor in the Department of English, features interviews, debates, book reviews, and Bentz’s personal reflections. Hear from Bentz and guests as they discuss literature, faith, current events, writing, and more.
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