Honors College


The Honors College caters to high-achieving students who want to explore subject material in greater depth and breadth, inspiring them to excel as independent learners within a collaborative learning community.

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 bring MUN to life right on our campus.

Global Opportunities

At WAU, Washington, DC is our Gateway to the World. Honors College students have global opportunities that only exist in our Nation’s Capital. Come explore the world with us.

Students sitting on the lawn and pointing at a map

Study On Location in England

Each year Honors College students study on location in England, thanks to our partnership with Newbold College of Higher Education, located just outside London.

Innovation, Collaboration, and Flexibility

The Honors College gives students new, flexible, inter-disciplinary, and innovative study options. Just what is needed in the 21st century.

How to Apply

Applications for the 2020-21 school year have already started. Get yours in today.

Why should I join the Honors College?

That’s a very important question. 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.

More Information and FAQs

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

Our Motto and our Seal

Ut Allis Meliores Serviamus.

This Latin phrase loosely translates to ‘so that others are better served’.  It is what guides the Honors College every day. 

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 three Centers that meet the needs of students in different ways. Take a look to see how these initiatives might be useful for you. 

Global Engagement Center

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

Innovation Center

The Honors College is thinking collaboratively about the potential for innovation on campus. We are looking at new definitions of student success, personalized approaches to curriculum, varied methods of delivery for courses, and more. We would love for you to be involved.

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.