The Honors Program at Clayton State University creates opportunities for students to
develop their leadership skills as well as accelerate the
development of their academic careers.
If you are planning to attend graduate or
professional school or you wish to undertake a serious study of
the liberal arts, the Honors Program can help. Honors Program coursework focuses on analytical skills, research, writing,
and discussion of ideas. Moreover, honors
students have research opportunities in their major course of
study and the chance to study abroad. Honors Program courses
feature small class sizes, an interactive approach to teaching
and learning, and dedicated professors.
The Honors Program has two tracks, University Honors (for students entering the Program with fewer than 30 hours of college credit) and College Honors (for students entering the Program with 30 or more hours of college credit). To qualify for the University Honors Program, you must have a minimum 3.5 high school GPA and an 1100
SAT or 24 ACT composite score. To qualify for the College Honors Program, you must have a
minimum 3.5 GPA. For more details on both programs, click this link.
There are a number of benefits in joining the
Honors Program. They include the following:
Most graduate schools value Honors Program graduates.
It is a distinction that demonstrates students' willingness to
develop both their academic and leadership potential.
There will be many opportunities to meet other Honors students
through participation in the Honors Student Association, service
projects, and Honors classes.
To graduate with the Honors Program distinction, students entering the Program with fewer than 30 hours of college credit must complete a total of 18 hours of credit from
Honors courses.Students entering the Program with 30 or more hours of college credit must complete a total of 9 hours of credit from Honors courses. For more details on both tracks, click this link.
Honors courses are designed exclusively for the Honors
Program. These courses are often interdisciplinary or based on a
Honors sections are sections of honors courses
designed for Honors students. Such courses usually allow for
more independent learning or innovative approaches than
Contract Courses allow students to enhance a regular
course for honors credit.
Independent Study Courses allow students to work
one-on-one with a faculty member on an independent study course.
Study Abroad Courses may be counted as three (3)
honors credits for every semester.
Research Assistant Honors students working with a
faculty member on an approved research project may earn up to 1
honors credit for every 10 hours worked.
No. All majors are accepted in the Honors Program.
All Honors students will receive the Honors seal on their diplomas. Honors students wear the Honors
medallion at graduation.
Scholarship funding for Freshman applicants to Clayton State University is available through the Presidential Scholarship program.
Honors courses generally require more work than other
courses. The courses cover much of the same material as regular
classes but expect more from the student.
In order to stay in the Honors program, you must earn at
least 12 service points each Fall and Spring semester, most of which can be
earned by attending and participating in various Honors Student
Association events. Honors students are also required to maintain
at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
To apply to become a member of the Honors Program, fill out
the Honors Program Application
Also, you can contact the Honors director, Dr. Alexander Hall at
(678) 466-4846 or