The Honors and Undergraduate Research Program at Fayetteville State University promotes inclusive excellence, recognizing and rewarding outstanding academic and scholarly achievement throughout the curriculum. As part of University College, the program creates incentives for all students to achieve at a level that leads to graduation with distinction in a timely manner. The Honors and Undergraduate Research Program also provides opportunities for high-achieving students to excel in their educational experience through research or creative activity, experiential learning, and co-curricular engagement. The program prepares students to become civic leaders, and to achieve personal well-being.
By the numbers: Our campus is home to many students, representing a diverse range of backgrounds and interests, all pursuing their academic and personal goals with passion and purpose.
Our campus celebrates inclusivity and is proud to have a vibrant community of minority students, who bring unique perspectives and enrich our campus culture with their diverse experiences and contributions.
Our campus is proud to have a student body that is 70% female, reflecting our commitment to promoting gender equality and empowering women to pursue their academic and career aspirations with confidence and success.
Our campus provides a personalized learning experience that fosters strong relationships between students and faculty, promotes academic excellence and prepares students for success in their chosen fields.
Students that successfully complete the Honors Program should demonstrate the ability to:
The University Honors Program promotes honors-as-experience. University Honors provides an honors experience in academics, community, and leadership. It allows students to follow their respective degree plan and does not require additional credits. University Honors employs a points system that is designed to encourage student participation and develop students as described in the program mission statement. The points system does not exclude honors course contracts; instead, it allows students other options to customize their honors experience (See table below).
|1-2 cr: 1 pt; 3-4 cr: 2 pts
|Service-Learning Course or 15 Hours Service/Semester
|Local: 1 pt; Regional/National: 2 pts
|Honors Capstone or Thesis
|Contract, Service, and/or Presentation
|Required for graduation with Honors
First-Year Honors Experience
The First-Year Honors Experience (FYHE) is a year-long leadership development program designed specifically for first-time freshman in the University Honors Program that allows students to develop their leadership style through application and experience. The FYHE consists of two phases: professional development and a leadership project.
University Honors Scholarship
The University Honors Scholarship (UHS) Program promotes honors-as-excellence. The goal of UHS is to increase the number of students graduating with Latin honors in four years.
The UHS is awarded, at the beginning of sophomore year, to first-time students with a minimum GPA of 3.2 and 30 credit hours, with no previous merit scholarship(s) and is renewable up to three years. Students are awarded $750/year. (Note: This award is independent of the University Honors Program - Honors Experience.)
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM
The purpose of the Undergraduate Research Program is to encourage all undergraduate students to be actively engaged in scholarly projects throughout their academic careers.
We define undergraduate research as a project that builds upon the work of others to contribute original analysis and thought in a certain field and completed under the mentorship of FSU faculty.
STEM Undergraduate Research Certificate Program
The purpose of the STEM Undergraduate Research Certificate Program is to provide opportunities for students in all STEM disciplines to enhance their education through experiential learning and high impact practices.
These activities will result in graduates who:
In addition to the overall undergraduate research program goals, the STEM Undergraduate Research Certificate Program also seeks to:
STREAMS: FSU Journal for Undergraduate Research and Creative Works
FSU Honors Club
The purpose of the Honors Club is to provide a forum that promotes academic excellence in all disciplines through scholarship, leadership, service by exchanging information and engaging in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions.
Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society
Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society (Rho Beta Chapter) National general scholarship honor society open to juniors/seniors in all academic areas to promote high scholarship; to encourage sincere and zealous endeavor in all fields of knowledge and service; to cultivate a high order of personal living, and to develop an appreciation for scholarly work and scholarly endeavor in others.
The Board welcomes one new, three returning members
The initiative aims to prepare high school students for success in college STEM programs, encourage STEM careers
Three Student Teams Get Cash Prizes in Event Organized by FSU’s Broadwell College of Business and Economics