You may have been admitted to the W.A. Franke Honors College automatically thanks to being a National Scholar, or perhaps you’re interested in applying to the Franke Honors College to challenge yourself academically. But how do you know if life as a Franke Honors Wildcat is right for you?
Here are some common questions students have to consider.
You get more, but you also have to do a little bit more. To be an Honors student, you need to take 30 honors credits (transfer students may take less, depending on credits), which include a few Honors gen eds and the six-credit Honors Senior Thesis/Capstone course . That leaves dozens of Honors credits that you get to choose – or even design. Honors classes are similar to non-Honors classes, but tend to be more discussion-oriented/seminar-style.
The University of Arizona has more than $680 million in total research expenditures. That provides ample opportunity for Honors students to undertake their own research, or join existing research projects under the supervision of a faculty member. Research opportunities begin with the First Year Project , which gets you into the action ASAP.
It’s called the Honors Village because it’s so much more than just a residence hall. Just steps away from your spacious suite, you can find honors classrooms, collaboration spaces, academic advisors, a dining hall, the North recreation and wellness center, and even a relaxing courtyard where you can clear your head.
Check out this student-led Honors Village tour:
Join Honors-exclusive clubs , like the Honors Student Council. Participate in Service Learning opportunities such as Honors Alternative Spring Break (HASB) , a week-long service trip that encourages lifelong volunteer work. Join Honors Study Abroad , which brings you to London, Paris, or even Italy while not getting behind on coursework ( subject to change for the 2022–2023 ).
At the end of the day, joining the W. A. Franke Honors College gives you access to a close-knit community in and outside the classroom. The benefits begin your first year, and last beyond your time at the University of Arizona.
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