Distinction in a Pathway

There are three optional curriculum Pathways that Honors Program students can pursue during their undergraduate studies: Global Engagement, Research, and Service.  

These three Pathways transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries; cannot be pursued in an existing major, minor, or certificate program; capture fields of passionate interest by many HP students; and advance the Georgia Tech motto, “Progress and Service,” and the goals and objectives of Georgia Tech’s Strategic Plan.  All three Pathways require six credit hours of coursework, with a minimum grade of a B for the class to count.

The Honors Program recognizes students who earn Distinction in a Pathway by including an Honors Program Pathway Distinction insignia on the right-hand side of the Honors Program graduation stole, and notation of the award for one or more Pathways on the framed HP "Certificate of Completion" and on the final Georgia Tech transcript.

In order for a class to count towards a pathway, the following requirements must be met.

  1. Completion of the HP 15-credit curricular requirement.
  2. Completion of six or more credits from the list of approved classes (refer to each Pathway for a complete list).
  3. Letter grades of “B” or better earned for all six credits counted toward the HP Pathway.
  4. Credits earned for Pathways count towards the 15-credit curricular requirement.
  5. Students may earn multiple Pathways, but credits earned for any one Pathway cannot count for another Pathway.
Student in Venice

Global Engagement

The Honors Program encourages all HP students to become globally engaged citizens through study abroad and globally focused classes.

Capstone Expo


Honors Program students are encouraged to pursue undergraduate research through faculty mentored projects, PURA participation, or through VIP classes.

HP students on a fieldtrip


The Honors Program encourages participants to be engaged members of their communities who advance the Georgia Tech motto of "Progress and Service."