About the Honors Community
The Honors Community at Union University Is...
- PERSONAL - Class sizes are small (avg. 15) in Honors courses because we believe that the best conversations happen when everyone knows one another. You will be surrounded with other serious-minded students who are eager to make the most out of their college education, and your faculty members will know you on a first-name basis.
- CHALLENGING - Honors courses are designed to challenge you to grow in ways that high school classes simply can't. You will be stretched as a thinker, a reader, and a writer with the support a guidance of some of the finest faculty Union has to offer.
- INQUIRING - Honors seminars do not tell you what you should think; Honors seminars will teach you to ask good questions and to seek diligently and resourcefully after their answers. If you are a person who is prone to wonder, who is wary of easy answers and oversimplifications, who is motivated less by grades than by a love of the truth, then the Honors Community may be the perfect place for you.
- COLLABORATIVE - In the Honors Community, students learn as much from one another as they do from their instructors. And Honors faculty expect to learn from you, as well, as we all seek the truth together.
- RESOURCED - Students in the Honors Community will have access to extraordinary opportunities for research in their chosen field of study. Grants are available to fund research projects supervised by a faculty member in the discipline and to defray travel costs for academic conferences. Scholarship money beyond the financial aid package is also available for upperclass students continuing in Honors.
- FUN - Because we work hard, members of the Honors Community also like to have fun together. Whether it is an ice cream social at a professor's house, a trip into Memphis for a concert, or conversations over coffee at Barefoots Joe, Honors students and faculty get together often outside of class, and this is a key reason why we are not just an Honors Program but an Honors Community.
Items of Note
Undergraduate Catalogues (.pdf)