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 endeavors, undergraduate publishing, undergraduate grant writing, community service activities, and preparation for postgraduate study or career success.Learn more
Shoring up Science: Students Use New Technology in Coastal Preservation
Three-dimensional mapping is an integral part of surveying methods used in coastal maintenance, and a professor at the University of West Georgia tasks student researchers to use mobile devices to digitally map regional coastlines.Read More
In Their Element: Program Offers Innovative Learning Opportunities for Students
This past summer, several University of West Georgia undergraduate chemistry students conducted advanced chemical research, from exploring explosive compounds to fighting cancer.
Although this may sound like a science-fiction premise, the reality is even more interesting. These UWG students were taking part in an innovative learning opportunity provided by the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.Read More
Strike a Pose: Student researchers use photography to examine animal coexistence
Anyone with a social media account sees a dozen animal pictures each day. But that doesn’t come close to the nearly 10,000 critter photos that University of West Georgia biology majors Joanne Wasdin and Thalia Young examined during spring semester.
They do it in the name of science.Read More
The Chemistry of Serving: Alumna Heads to Medical School to Continue Passion
Hitt said her decision to follow her passion for medicine involved much self-reflection
and prayer. To make her journey of discovery easier, UWG awarded her the Zell Miller
Scholarship to cover tuition and the Presidential Scholarship to cover other expenses
for all four years of undergraduate studies.
The Interpreter: UWG grad translates military experience to academic success
“I want to do my part and make sure I leave my footprint on the world,” said Keith, who served five years in the military, including a seven-month deployment in Afghanistan.Read More
Going Medieval: UWG Honors Student Studies Abroad, Excavates Bodies
Julia Lenderman didn’t have a typical study abroad experience. Her first time out of the country, she spent part of her trip excavating human bodies.
Lenderman, a University of West Georgia student majoring in anthropology, earned the chance to study and adventure abroad in Poznań, Poland, last summer through her involvement with UWG’s Honors College.Read More
Healthy Constitution: UWG Student Named Alternate for Madison Fellowship
A local high school history teacher and graduate student at the University of West Georgia has been named the state’s alternate for a prestigious national fellowship whose mission is to encourage the study of the U.S. Constitution.Read More