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Here are some programs that help to provide a well-rounded educational experience that promotes critical thinking and intellectual growth.

Military Science / Aerospace / Air Force

The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) is one of three ways to become a commissioned officer. ROTC produces the largest number of commissioned officers for the United States Air Force, almost doubling the amount of officers produced by the Air Force Academy and Officer Training School.


Military Science / Army

Army ROTC Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) is one of the best leadership courses in the country and can be a part of your college curriculum. Being a student at Howard University and learning to become a leader will make your college experience even richer and prepare you for the future.


Visit the Army ROTC site.

The Honors Program offers intensified study for selected students. Emphasis is on the acquisition of knowledge and the comprehension of ideas. Honors study includes courses in general education and in specialized departmental areas. Work in general education consists of courses in English composition, literature, and natural and social sciences during the freshman year and seminars during the sophomore and junior years.

In the student’s area of specialization, honors study allows for flexibility with opportunities for independent study through supervised reading in the sophomore and junior years and directed research in the senior year.


Dr. Daniel Williams, Director

Ms. Traci Wyatt, Program Coordinator

Program Requirements

Freshman Year 

Students admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences as freshmen are invited to join the Honors Program on the basis of their SAT (1300) or ACT (28) scores and high school GPA (3.5).

The Program seeks capable students who will thrive in an atmosphere of creative learning and intellectual exploration.

Honors Program students enroll in special courses in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences that supplant similar general education requirements of the college.

Sophomore Year 

Students who do not enter the Program as freshmen and transfer students are invited at the beginning of their sophomore year. These students must have at least 30 credit hours and a 3.5 cumulative grade point average. Students may remain in the Program as long as they maintain a 3.2 GPA.

Honors Program students augment their required courses with directed reading courses in their major.

Junior Year 

Honors Program students continue their independent study and conduct research under the guidance of a faculty mentor in addition to completing requirements of their major.

Senior Year 

Students write an honors thesis, which is typically a culmination of their research, and present the thesis to their respective departments and the Honors Program prior to graduation.

The Honors Program office is located in
Locke Hall, Room 124
Phone: (202) 806-6763
Fax: (202) 667-9569

We're here to support your undergraduate success and to prepare you for admission and success in graduate programs, including law and medical school.

We look forward to meeting all of you and working with you during your collegiate career at Howard University.


 Ms. Julie Andrist, Director

 Ms. Cheryl Mafuz, Administrative Assistant

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