Honors College

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The Honors College at WAU

The Honors College is The Home for High Achievers in Seventh-day Adventist higher education. We cater to students who want to explore subject material in greater depth and breadth, inspiring them to excel as independent learners as they pursue either traditional or customized degree programs.

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Honors College News and Notes

Find out more about what the Honors College is doing by checking in on recent news and events. We’ve got a lot going on and this is where you can keep up with all we are doing.

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Model United Nations and CAPITALMUN

Honors College students are engaged in and with the world. MUN at WAU is just one of many Honors College global initiatives. Our CAPITALMUN Conferences brings MUN to life right on our campus. See how you can be a part of Model United Nations at WAU.

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Pre-Law and The Center for Law and Public Policy

The Center for Law and Public Policy aims to prepare students for careers in law and/or public policy and to encourage dynamic civil discourse on a wide range of issues. The Center also houses the WAU Pre-Law and Mock Trial programs.

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Global Opportunities

At WAU, Washington, DC is our Gateway to the World. Our Center for Global Programs helps students find international opportunities such as Study-on-Location programs, Model United Nations, Adventist Colleges Abroad, dynamic programs in downtown Washington, DC, and a variety of courses with a global focus.

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Watch our Videos

Did you miss an Honors College event? No problem. Watch video presentations of some of our recent interviews, conferences, and presentations here.

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How to Apply

Applications for Fall 2023 school year have already started. Get yours in today.

What is the Honors College and why should I join?

Those are important questions. Let us help you find the answer.

Explore our unique curriculum options.

Honors students come from almost every major on campus, but there are some courses that are specific to our students. Check them out.

Admission Requirements, More Information, and FAQs

Because you might still have questions, we’ve put tons on information and Frequently Asked Questions all in one place.


Give to the Honors College

You can support the Honors College by giving directly to the programs and academic centers we offer. Visit our ‘Support the Honors College’ page here.

Your financial gift will help us live-out the motto in the Honors College seal, a Latin phrase that loosely translates to ‘so that others are better served’.  It is what guides the Honors College every day. 

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Meet our people.

The Honors College has a team of student, faculty, and administrative leaders that are here to help you succeed. Click below to find out more about us and find people who can answer questions you may have.

Honors College by the Numbers

We are unique. Not only among Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities, but among institutions of higher learning in general.


Number of Seventh-day Adventist universities with an Honors College.


Number of Seventh-day Adventist universities with a Model United Nations (MUN) Program.


WAU’s rank among colleges and universities in the State of Maryland for Diversity. The Honors College is big reason for that.

Create. Innovate. Explore.

The Honors College strives to provide students with unparalleled opportunities. To help, we created academic Centers that meet the needs of students in different ways by focusing an specific areas of interest and study. Take a look to see how these initiatives might be useful for you. 

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Center for Global Programs

We believe that meaningful international learning and service opportunities are a critical and vital component of an excellent university education. The Center for Global Programs facilitates transformative global learning and cross-cultural engagement opportunities for WAU Honors College students. We call it ‘Going Global.’


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Center for Law and Public Policy

The Center for Law and Public Policy aims to prepare students for careers in law and/or public policy. What better place to do that than in Washington, D.C. The Center houses the WAU Pre-Law and Mock Trial programs and offers a range of academic courses that focus on the law, politics, and policy.

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David Jones Research Center

The DJRC is devoted to the study and works of the poet and artist David Jones. Housed at WAU, the center collaborates with other global institutions to foster original scholarship concerning Jones and other subjects.