Mercer University
Honors Program
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.   -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Program Overview

Emerson’s words reflect the importance of learning through experience and personal development. In an academic sense, this means going beyond the books to discover a personal life path by interacting with other scholars, participating in unique and challenging experiences, and pushing boundaries to accomplish the unexpected.

Mercer’s Honors Program works to foster a sense of academic community among faculty members and students of outstanding ability through cultural events, sponsored activities, and a four-year course of study that culminates in a project. The program emphasizes research, service learning, and personal development.

Reserved for the most talented and promising undergraduate students, the Honors Program adds value to the campus experience and enhances students’ preparation for life after graduation.

Available for students in each of Mercer’s five undergraduate schools and colleges, the program’s core curriculum provides students with a unifying and coherent experience throughout their four years at Mercer. Electives allow students to direct their own course of study tailored to their own interests and degree plans.