Is Honors Right for Me?

Being admitted to the Honors Program doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re a good fit for Honors. You’ll need to decide whether or not to join the program. If you answer “yes” to all the questions below, you’re a good fit for the program.

Do you enjoy intellectual challenges?

Honors students thrive on academics.  If you are ready to work hard and think harder, Honors is right for you.  If you’re the kind of student who only does the bare minimum to get by, you probably won’t enjoy the Honors experience.

Do you push yourself to be the very best you can be?

Being in Honors takes drive, passion, and ambition.  We are looking for students who want to be the very best they can be---academically, personally, and professionally.  In Honors, we cultivate a drive to succeed, and we like setting the bar high.  While we’re not ultra-competitive (Honors is more of a family than a group of individuals), we value hard work, rigor, and the desire to be the best. 

Do You Value Balance?

Balance is fundamental quality in Honors.   We value balance across multiple fields of study, and we seek balance in our lives.   Honors students choose a major like all other UWF students, but we also take extra courses that challenge us to think outside of our major areas of study.  The most vital qualities in Honors students are intellectual curiosity and the willingness to examine problems and research questions from multiple points of you.  If you’re only good at one thing, or you’re only interested in one small area of study, you won’t get the most out of Honors.

Are You Willing to “Unplug?”

Honors first-year courses are technology-free, meaning we don’t allow cell phones, tablets, or laptop computers in our classes.  We also host a number of social events throughout the year that are technology-free.  If you aren’t afraid to “unplug” from social media and email for a few hours, you’ll be a good fit for Honors.