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. 

New Freshman Students

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Lisa S. Wood
Clinical Associate Professor of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences and Assistant Dean of International and Honors Programs

Isabel Whitehead 
Coordinator of of International and Honors Programs

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Current & Transfer Students

Questions? Contact Us

Lisa S. Wood
Clinical Associate Professor of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences and Assistant Dean of International and Honors Programs

Isabel Whitehead 
Coordinator of of International and Honors Programs

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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.

Honors Program Requirements

The Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences requires the following:

  • A minimum of 15 hours of honors coursework, including 9-12 hours of honors courses in Bumpers College and/or other colleges on campus 
  • 3-6 hours of thesis/project credits with a faculty mentor

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

Visit the AFLS Honors website.


Srusti Maddala

"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

Read about Srusti's honors thesis