We’re glad that you’re considering an honors program in the
College of Education and Health Professions!

Students who seek to be challenged by an exceptional educational experience and want to focus their studies efficiently should apply to the College of Education and Health Professions (COEHP) Honors Program of the University of Arkansas. The program creates and supports an academic environment of intellectual stimulation and provides an integrated and demanding curriculum. The rewards are immense: high academic achievement, an honors degree (Summa, Magna or Cum Laude) on your transcript, recognition at commencement, and the satisfaction that you faced the challenge.

New Freshman Students

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Michelle Gray
Associate Professor, Director of Exercise Science Research Center and Honors Program Director 

Matthew Fey
Associate Director, COEHP Honors Program

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Current & Transfer Students

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Michelle Gray
Associate Professor, Director of Exercise Science Research Center and Honors Program Director 

Matthew Fey
Associate Director, COEHP Honors Program

View entry requirements

Entry Requirements for New Freshman Students

  • 1 Option 1: Automatic Admission – 28 ACT Composite (1310 SAT) and minimum 3.50 High School GPA.

    Students who meet these requirements will be invited to apply through their New Student Center after they have been admitted to the University of Arkansas. Students who complete the Option #1 application on their New Student Center will be automatically admitted to the Honors College.

  • 2 Option 2: Automatic Admission – 26 ACT Composite (1240 SAT) and minimum 3.90 High School GPA.

    Students who meet the Option #2 requirements will be invited to apply through their New Student Center after they have been admitted to the University of Arkansas. Students who complete the Option #2 application on their New Student Center will be automatically admitted to the Honors College.

  • 3 Option 3: Application Review – 3.90 High School GPA.

    Students who have at least a 3.90 high school GPA but do not have the necessary ACT/SAT score for automatic admission will be invited to complete an application in the spring of their senior year. Their application must include an essay and academic resume. For more information visit Apply page.

Entry Requirements for Current & Transfer Students

  • Current University of Arkansas students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.50 on all UA coursework to be eligible.
  • Transfer students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.50 on all coursework to be eligible.
  • Applications are not accepted from students within three major (fall/spring) semesters of graduation.
  • For more information visit the COEHP Honors website. Questions? Contact Honors Program Director Michelle Gray

Ready to Apply?

Visit the COEHP Honors website to access the application link. Once submitted, your application will be reviewed by honors program staff in the College of Education and Health Professions. Questions? Contact Honors Program Director Michelle Gray.

Honors Program Requirements

The College of Education and Health Professions requires the following:

  • 18 credit hours of honors courses
  • Of these 18, up to 8 hours may be University Honors courses
  • At least 10 honors credits of the total 18 honors credit hours should be within your program of study (nursing, curriculum and instruction, etc.) Of those 10, 4 hours relate to your honors thesis/project
  • Written submission of the honors thesis/project to the COEHP Honors Council and oral presentation of the honors thesis/project to faculty and students within COEHP

Please check with your honors program director for the most up-to-date requirements!

Visit the COEHP Honors website.


Sophia Vincent

“I wanted to focus on empowering girls at that age, and help them get a broader take on leadership, that it’s not just the one at the top of the social pyramid.”

Sophia Vincent, education

Read about Sophia’s honors thesis