The Williams Honors College has brought together high-achieving and motivated students, professors, staff, alumni and friends to promote excellence on campus, in the Akron community and throughout the country and world. When you plant your roots here, your growth is unlimited. You will feel the support and connection from UA no matter where you go. At Akron, we rise together.
Any major offered at UA is welcome and supported in the Honors College. We encourage diverse majors and we especially encourage exploratory students.
Not everyone comes to college knowing what plan is right for them. We offer you guidance and advising every step of the way while choosing your major and courses.
ALL College Credit Plus credits count toward your requirements and will put you many credits ahead coming into your freshman year.
Honors students and non-honors students have the same amount of credit requirements. The difference is that you get much more academic freedom in reaching your requirements.
You may end up with less required work because you get to choose courses and credits that interest you. Also, CCP credits can allow you more room in your schedule so you don't have to take as many courses per semester to reach credit requirements.
Over the course of your time at UA, the research project is broken down into very manageable steps. You will do it in pieces and with full support from faculty and the associate dean all along the way.
Additionally, many majors (i.e. Engineering or Art) require a capstone or design project as part of the degree program and in most cases those fulfill the Honors research project requirement.
In the end, you will have created a wonderful asset for future job or graduate school applications. We help you package it to distinguish yourself from the pack.
I definitely recommend taking advantage of the resources and opportunities that the WHC presents to you, no matter how well you think they relate to your goals right now, because through those experiences you will be able to continually grow and learn. The Williams Honors College has helped me to expand my mind to think critically about the world around me, and feel confident in my abilities to make a difference.”
College Credit Plus
Ohio students in grades 7-12 can enroll for free at UA to earn both college and high school credit.
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For admissions questions
Associate Director of Admissions