Honors College

Take learning to a higher level

While all students are urged to take an active role in their education, Honors College students lead the way. They aren’t satisfied with high GPAs — they are driven to know the whys and hows and strive to make the world a better place.


About Honors

The Honors College is a community of dedicated and diverse students, faculty and staff.


Current Students 

Approximately 1,100 FGCU students call the Honors College home. We have student representatives from each academic degree program.


Future Students

Whether you are an incoming freshman, a current FGCU student or a transfer student, the Honors College welcomes you to join our community of dedicated, high-achieving students. 



Honors faculty are dedicated teachers and innovative researchers. Accomplished in their respective fields, they understand the hard work and persistence it takes to advance academically.






Honors International Impact

Honors College students have many opportunities to participate in study abroad courses and substantial international research and service programs.  As an Honors student, we hope the question is not “if you will study abroad,” but “where are you going to go?”  See where Honors students have been studying, researching, and serving in the interactive map below. 


Honors in the News

Photo of Harlaxton College courtesy of Clay Motley

Students charmed by studying abroad at Harlaxton

Honors students Chandler Burwell and Kaliegh McFadden are spending a semester studying, living, eating, and playing at the Harlaxton College Manor in London. Thanks to FGCU's partenership with the British campus of the University of Evansville (Indiana) the opportunity to spend a semester at Harlaxton College, London is open to all students. 

Jacob Byrd, Finance Senior

Honors Senior Jacob Byrd's experience in "Freedom To Serve" Course

During the Freedom To Serve course, Jacob Byrd was able to connect with Dr. James Douglas’ friend Vik Chhabra, a Captains for Clean Water activist who works closely with former WINK News reporter and leader of For Truth Media Chris Grisby. They immediately loved his attitude and gave him the opportunity in helping with their mission: getting the community accurate and truthful information, especially about the Florida water crisis and algal bloom, so that the proper changes can be made to keep Florida healthy and strong and leave our community intact. 

Taylor Sieger

Honors Senior studying in China on embassy scholarship

"Sieger was one of 15 undergraduates chosen from across the United States by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Washington, D.C., for 2018-19 funding to study abroad. An art and English double-major, she is studying Chinese language and culture at Soochow University."



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