The Honors Program at Embry-Riddle, Prescott is highly selective, offering students an enriched educational experience focused on leadership, research, and ethics, while also giving them opportunities to enhance campus and community life for others. Honors Program students enroll in three Honors Seminars, complete Honors directed research, and participate in the Honors Student Association service, community, and professional development events. Graduates of the Honors Program are models of academic excellence and student leadership.
Whether you are a prospective freshman or a current student with no less than 80 credits remaining to complete in your degree, you have the opportunity to apply to the Honors Program at Embry-Riddle, Prescott.
Prospective Freshman apply for the program as part of their application process to the university, by completing the Freshman Entry Application. We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2017 entry, with applications due by April 10, 2017 (extended deadline):
Current students may apply for the program during their first term at ERAU. Applicants must have no less than 80 credits remaining to complete degree requirements, have a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA for Fall16 term work, complete the Current Student Entry Application, and interview with a panel of Honors Student Association members. We are currently accepting applications for Spring 2017 entry, with applications due by November 4, 2016. Interviews will be arranged after applications are reviewed. Please note: The program will accept a maximum of 10 current students, so the process is highly competitive.
Welcome to the website for the Honors Program at Embry-Riddle’s Prescott campus! My name is Nicholas Mallott, the President of the Honors Students Association (HSA) for the 2016 – 2017 academic year. The Honors Program is an exciting opportunity to diversify and excel your learning opportunities, through undergraduate research, lifelong friendships, and exclusive exposure to guest speakers and seminars specific to Honors students. Your potential is limited only by your drive and passion. We at the Honors Program would be honored to have you join our ranks and serve with distinction these next couple of years. Please feel free to give our website a look, and if you are a prospective or recently admitted student, please take a moment to consider applying to our program. If you have been accepted, I welcome you to our program! Either way, we are here to serve you and answer any questions that may arise.
On behalf of the HSA and the Honors Program, welcome to the “Home of the Eagles” and to Honors!
Honors Student Association President
Some of the benefits and features of the Prescott Honors Program:
Academic requirements for Honors students are more rigorous than those of non-Honors students. Honors students have many unique opportunities to delve deeper into course content, explore areas beyond normal courses content, and develop high-level research and leadership skills. Honors students also contribute to their campus and community while maintaining exceptional academic standards.
The Honors seminar courses are designed to replace general education courses and provide Honors students with a more meaningful and engaging experience that aligns with the Program’s focus on leadership, research, and ethics. The three seminars build upon each other, bridging disciplines and emphasizing ethics in all areas.
Research & Ethics: Introduction to the theory and practice of research, covering research writing and presenting as well as the integration of ethical considerations at all stages of the research process.
Teamwork Skills: Introduction to the theory and practice of working in teams, with an emphasis on developing needed communication, organization, and assessment skills.
Global Leadership: Focus on leadership principles and business fundamentals in a global context. Builds on skills developed in Research & Ethics and Teamwork Skills courses.
All Honors students must take a minimum of two (2) Directed Studies courses in their major or minor prior to the term they plan on starting their capstone class(es). Students do not need to take these courses along with other members of their cohort, but they may elect to do so. These Honors Directed Studies provide students an opportunity to explore a topic within their discipline, to practice the research methods of their discipline, and to gain mentorship with a faculty member, thus providing depth of knowledge.
Honors Program students are expected to maintain a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 3.5. Students who fall below this threshold are placed on probation and given one semester to raise their CGPA, or they will be dismissed from the program. Additionally, Honors Program students who receive a failing grade in a course taken at Embry-Riddle will also be dismissed from the program.
Honors student are also required to community services each academic year. The Honors Student Association coordinates many service events each semester. Students may also be part of outside service organizations and projects.
We understand several students have received an invitation to join HonorSociety.org. The website listed in the invitation is www.HonorSociety.org This organization is not affiliated with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) or the ERAU Prescott Honors Program.
The ERAU Prescott Honors Program recommends that any student who has received such an invitation, and may be considering joining this group or a similar invitation from any other organization, contact the Honors Program at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you may visit the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) website. This Association publishes criteria to allow you to determine independently the value of Honor Society membership, regardless of whether a specific Honor Society is a member of ACHS.