The Honors Program is an accelerated, interdisciplinary program centered in the liberal arts and grounded in the great books of Western culture. Honors is compatible with any undergraduate major. It begins with a two-year sequence of great-books seminars, which cultivate advanced reading and writing skills while emphasizing in-depth discussion and student-led projects.
Honors students are among the most successful graduates of University of Mobile. Some have gone on to study medicine or law, while others have gone to work for non-profit advocacy groups or missions organizations. Others have become pastors, teachers, or entrepreneurs.
In the end, Honors is not about the kind of job you get after graduation. It is about the kind of person you will be—a lifelong seeker of what is ultimately good, true, and beautiful.
In order to participate in the program, students must have an ACT score of 27 or above (or special permission) and enroll in the lower division honors seminar.
FOUR GREAT-BOOKS SEMINARS
EN 111H Ancient Period
EN 112H Middle Ages and Renaissance
EN 211H The Enlightenment and Romanticism
EN 212H Modern Period
(These seminars replace three core English classes and one core English elective, and students may begin the cycle at any point.)
THREE UPPER-LEVEL HONORS ELECTIVES
Honors electives are junior- and senior-level courses that are especially challenging or that have an interdisciplinary component. Options include overseas trips to places such as Canada, England, Spain, and Italy.
THREE HOURS OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE, ANCIENT OR MODERN
The thesis demonstrates a student’s ability pose a specific, significant question and answer it in the context of the liberal arts. It demonstrates mastery of the relevant primary texts and selected secondary material, and it coherently presents a sustained argument of at least 25 pages. We recommend that all Honors students considering graduate school complete a thesis.