We’re glad that you’re considering an honors program in the
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences!
The Bumpers College Honors Program encourages students to add depth to their education by engaging in the undergraduate research and creative process, working closely with faculty mentors, and seeking funding for international study, service learning and internship opportunities.
Entry Requirements for New Freshman Students
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 AFLS Honors website. Questions? Contact Honors Program Director Lisa Wood.
Ready to Apply?
Visit the AFLS Honors website to access the application link. Once submitted, your application will be reviewed by honors program staff in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences. Questions? Contact Honors Program Director Lisa Wood.
Honors Program Requirements
The Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences requires the following:
- Students must maintain a GPA of 3.50 in order to remain in the program. Students falling below that average will have one semester of probation to raise their GPA.
- Graduation with honors distinction requires each student complete a total of 15 honors
credit hours for the Bumpers College Honors Program.
- Complete 9-12 credit hours of Honors courses. Students are encouraged to take Honors courses within Bumpers as well as Honors courses in other colleges.
- Complete 3-6 thesis credit hours focused on conducting a Research, Creative, or Service-Learning Thesis Project along with a final written thesis document. Enrollment in thesis hours is by permission only. Please complete the request to enroll form and obtain the signature(s) of your Academic Advisor and Honors Thesis Mentor. The signed form should be returned to the Assistant Dean for Honors and International Programs.
Please check with your honors program director for the most up-to-date requirements!
"I hope that this research will lead to better sampling methods, so that we can better understand and manage soil ecosystems."
Srusti Maddala, environmental science & chemistry