We’re glad that you’re considering an honors program in the
Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design!
Though any degree in the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design requires years of rigorous study and studio work, some exceptional students seek experiential education that deepens classroom learning. The school's honors curriculum targets students interested in independent exploration of topics related to the natural and built environment.
The program, which is part of the University of Arkansas Honors College, is open to academically qualified students pursuing four-year studies and four-year and five-year professional degrees. Students may choose the Departmental Honors or the College Honors program. All honors students must complete an independent honors thesis during their final year in school.
Entry Requirements for New Freshman Students
Entry Requirements for Current & Transfer Students
- Current University of Arkansas students or transfer students must earn a 3.50 or greater cumulative GPA in all course work while carrying a full academic load (applies to all courses within and outside of the U of A).
- U of A students who have already been accepted into an honors program in another college and are transferring to the Fay Jones School must have a 3.50 or greater cumulative GPA.
- Applications will not be accepted from students who are within three full semesters of anticipated graduation date.
Honors Program Requirements
The Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design requires the following:
- 18 hours of honors coursework
- Honors coursework must include 3 hours of an honors elective, 3 hours of honors professional core, 6 hours of honors professional electives or upper-level university honors courses and 6 hours related to the honors capstone.
- All honors students will pursue a capstone project during the final year of their undergraduate program.
Please check with your honors program director for the most up-to-date requirements!
"[A semester in Rome] was the best five months of my entire life! The Rome Center is actually on the Via del Cornali, one of the streets included in Allan B. Jacobs' book Great Streets. For the first time, I lived in a place that's fully walkable, and I think it had an influence."
David Sweere, architecture