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Hicks Honors College

The Hicks Honors College at the University of North Florida offers talented students a unique approach to higher education. Averaging around 20 students, Honors classes apply active learning in interdisciplinary settings. The goal is to build a community of learners who have the power to take their learning outside the classroom, enabling them to take what they read in their text and apply it to the outside world. In addition, Honors students are offered special funding opportunities to enable them to learn through travel, internships, and research. The Hicks Honors College provides students with an individualized private college experience, within the larger university setting.

What does it mean to be a UNF Honors student? It means learning to think critically and well. It means working with professors who know your name. It means traveling to other countries and learning to understand other cultures. It means being part of a tight-knit community in which everyone is focused on becoming well-rounded individuals and exploring the world beyond lectures and textbooks. It means being supported by faculty who understand that the most meaningful education combines experiential learning and critical thinking. Our classes are heavily discussion-based, with plenty of opportunities for careful, critical thought. Many of our courses include field trips and other activities beyond the classroom so that students have the chance to see how the topic relates to the real world and to apply the skills they’ve learned.

For more information on what it means to be a UNF Honors student, visit the Hicks Honors College website.



The Hicks Honors College is a community that embraces all backgrounds and majors. Our program transcends the expected, diversifies the traditional curriculum, and cultivates curiosity. We stress intentionality both in our vibrant student-directed social life and in our engaging classes with supportive faculty. We will help you develop skills that expand your horizons and get you where YOU want to go, offering unexpected opportunities at every turn. This is where inspiration happens.


The Hicks Honors College will be a destination of choice for curious and involved students who are inspired to reach high and explore broadly because of its reputation as an optimal environment for personal and professional growth.

For more information about these opportunities, visit the Hicks Honors College website.