Honors Program

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The Embry-Riddle Honors Program is highly selective, offering its student members enriched educational experiences. Emphasizing Honors course work in General Education and in the majors, the program involves selected faculty who develop innovative courses and establish mentoring relationships with students. The program is designed to attract and retain top students and to develop their communicative, analytical, critical, and research skills, nurturing a love of life-long learning, leadership and service.

Perks and Benefits

In addition to the enrichment, distinction, and competitive edge associated with the Honors Program, here are some additional opportunities: 

Honors Program students are allowed to register for classes prior to normal pre-registration dates.

During their freshman year, Honors Program students are housed together in a University residence hall. Living in this community of scholars proves to be an enriching opportunity for students to make life-long friendships with individuals who help them succeed in and out of the classroom.

Honors Program students are ensured enrollment in three successive Honors seminar courses. These courses are multidisciplinary, dynamic, intimate, and discussion-oriented.
The Honors Program sponsors a series of lectures and performances presented by people of national and international reputation. Information about the current year's program will be updated on the Honors Series page. Click here for upcoming and past events.
Honors students are encouraged to attend the monthly “Feed Your Head” faculty lecture series, sponsored and arranged by the Honors Program, open to the entire University community. These presentations feature University professors sharing their knowledge on subjects of general interest and encouraging discussion in their areas of expertise.
Honors Program students receive Honors notations on the transcript and diploma, as well as recognition at commencement.
The Honors Program focuses on building community among its members by providing social activities such as a picnic on the beach to kick off the year, a Thanksgiving dinner for students remaining on campus, and the spring semester Eco-Adventures, transporting students to a Florida location known for its natural beauty and environmental interest. The Honors Student Association (HSA) also emphasizes community building and sponsors a number of social events throughout the year.
The Honors Student Association (HSA) strengthens the Honors students' sense of community and organization through its commitment to social activities and service. The student officers also serve to communicate student ideas, concerns, and suggestions to the Honors Program director. All students in the Honors Program are eligible to become members of the HSA.
The Honors Program is developing a collection of books available only to students in the Honors Program. The "must read, must share" books have been recommended by Honors Program students and involved faculty. Started in 2004, this collection will be added to annually.

Students in the Honors Program have access to the Honors Center and all the resources available within it. Students are able to study in the collaborative learning spaces and computer lab, relax on the chairs and couches, and socialize with their Honors peers.

Honors Series

The Honors Series offers topics of interest to a broad spectrum of students, faculty, staff and members of the larger urban community. 

More about the Honors Series

Latest Research Projects

Every year, the Honors program provides financial support for a limited number of research projects for Honors Program students, directed by Embry-Riddle faculty. 

More about research projects


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Daytona Beach Campus
600 South Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114

"The Honors Program has made my experience at ERAU so much more than I ever expected it to be. Within the Honors Program, I immediately found a home – a place I could be a leader and a place I could bond with and learn from my peers. Being constantly surrounded by these dedicated and passionate Honors students inspires me every day to be the best student I can be at ERAU."

- Delaney Hancock
  Aerospace Engineering

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