Welcome to the Honors College!
West Georgia's Honors College attracts the brightest of students regionally and nationally. The College fosters an atmosphere of cooperative learning, creative engagement, and innovative pedagogy to ensure that students have an environment in which they can excel and achieve their academic goals.
Students in the Honors College have the opportunity to engage with faculty and other honors students in small, rigorous classes and are encouraged and supported in undergraduate research, publishing, grant writing, community service activities, and preparation for postgraduate study or career success.
Honors College Information
- What are the requirements to be in the Honors College?
- Are Honors classes more difficult?
- What are the benefits of being in the Honors College?
Georgia Scholars' Institute
Georgia Scholars' Institute is a 4 week summer residential program for rising high school juniors and seniors to experience college life on the University of West Georgia's campus during the month of June. Alongside other high-achieving students and a world-class faculty, you will take dual enrollment classes and earn Honors College credit before graduating high school.
Scholars' Day 2023
Join us on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, from 12:30-5:00PM for the annual UWG's Scholars' Day!
Student Poster Presentations: In the Campus Center
Student Oral Presentations: TBA
Honors Convocation, 5:30-7:00PM: In the Townsend Center for Performing Arts
Honors in Ireland
This May (5/29-6/13), the Honors College will be hosting an exciting and educational trip to Ireland! The program is a two-week experiential learning opportunity for Honors College students to explore issues of gender and sexuality and also the relationship between place and identity through a comparative cultural lens. The program will incorporate on-site and post-program reflections and projects to enhance what students have read and discussed in their Maymester courses pre-departure. The program is based in Waterford with many excursions and day trips to surrounding villages, parks, and sites including Dublin.
News and Updates
High-Achieving High-Schoolers Seek New Academic Challenges During Inaugural Georgia Scholars Institute
This summer marked the inaugural Georgia Scholars Institute at the University of West Georgia, where high-achieving high school students not only completed college courses at UWG but got a sneak peek of the full college experience.
University of West Georgia alumna Sarah Grace Rogers ’21 has been named the university’s Academic Recognition Day Scholar for 2022.
Dr. Jeff Zamostny was recently named as the new director of the University of West Georgia’s Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR), assuming his new responsibilities in January.