Honors Program students are eager for an active learning environment, curious about important questions, open to the experiences of others and willing to share their ideas with faculty and other students from a variety of backgrounds. The Honors Program student body is composed of representatives from all majors, making for a highly interdisciplinary living and learning experience.
Honors Program Classes
The Honors Program specially arranges a menu of Honors Program classes offered each fall (about 25 classes) and spring (about 15 classes), and one or two Honors Program classes are offered each summer in the Georgia Tech Oxford Summer Study Abroad Program. Classes are typically small, with high levels of student and faculty engagement, and incorporate one or more active-learning elements: seminar-style class discussions, class presentations, team problem-solving, team projects, or service-learning opportunities on the Georgia Tech campus or in the Atlanta community. Many Honors Program classes, including some “core” classes (English, lab science), are interdisciplinary in scope. Honors Program classes are designed for students who are highly motivated to pursue their curiosity, creativity, and connection with communities, often crossing disciplinary boundaries and proceeding from theory to practical application.
Learning Beyond the Classroom
Students extend their learning in after-class conversations, study groups, and extra-curricular activities, and at Honors Program luncheons, activities, and events with fellow Honors Program students, staff, and faculty. Often, Honors Program students network to pursue research or business start-up projects growing out of their shared learning experiences. Opportunities for learning beyond the classroom are enhanced by:
- Co-location of the Honors Program Classroom and adjacent Honors Program Café on the ground floor of the first-year Honors Program Residence Hall, and by the Honors Program Skyline Lounge located on the top floor of the upper-level Honors Program Residence Hall Apartments.
- Honors Leadership Council (HLC) events and activities, funded by the Honors Program Fee and planned, coordinated, and led by upper-level Honors Program students who have been selected (by current HLC members) for HLC membership.
- Honors Program Challenge Fund Awards, funded by the Honors Program Fee and awarded by Honors Program staff to Honors Program students who submit proposals for service projects to be performed during fall or spring break, travel to participate in conferences, creation of innovative projects, or the development of sustainability projects.