Honors Program

The Honors Program at Middle Georgia State University is designed to help academically advanced students develop their intellectual potential through challenging educational activities. Its main goal is to encourage these students in individual, rational, and creative thinking. In addition, the Honors Program seeks to promote academic excellence and intellectual independence on the part of each student.

Honors Admission

All entering students who meet one or more of the following requirements are eligible to enroll in Honors Program courses, thereby formally entering the program:

  • a high school GPA of at least 3.50
  • an SAT composite score of 1100 or above, with an Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of at least 580
  • an ACT score of 24 or above

Students who have completed fifteen or more semester hours of college-level work with a GPA of at least 3.50 are eligible to enroll in Honors Program courses, thereby formally entering the program.

Students who do not meet the requirements listed above may contact the Honors Program Director to apply for admission to the program.

Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 in order to remain in the Honors Program. All Honors Program students in good standing are eligible for membership in the Honors Student Association.

Honors Courses

Honors courses are honors sections of the core curriculum or honors sections of courses in specific degree programs. These classes are designed to be more innovative, enjoyable, and rewarding since students of similar abilities are grouped together in small classes. Honors courses provide an opportunity for students to produce different types of work suited to their individual abilities and interests.

Please refer to the Schedule of Classes to check the availability of Honors courses for any given semester.

Honors Course Designations

In general, students are expected to fulfill the requirements of the Honors Program by taking regularly scheduled Honors courses. However, students who cannot be served by these course offerings (for example, students on campuses that do not offer Honors classes) may earn Honors credit by completing special projects of sufficient creativity, depth, or scope to warrant an Honors designation. Courses for which these projects are satisfactorily completed are designated as Honors classes on the student's transcript.

Graduation with Honors Program Distinction

See Academic Recognition.