About the COEHP Honors Program

The Honors Program of the University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professions (COEHP) was established in 1990 to provide an environment to nurture and challenge our most exceptional students. Since then, the COEHP Honors Program has grown from just a handful of students to over 450 of the highest-achieving students in our College. We work closely with faculty and staff within COEHP and with our partners across campus to ensure the success of our students in their academic endeavors.

In 2002, the University of Arkansas Honors College was established following a commitment of $300 million to the University of Arkansas from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation. This gift has allowed the Honors College to provide substantial funding opportunities to Honors students at the University of Arkansas. All Honors students on campus, regardless of their major, are also members of the Honors College.


The Mission of the Honors Program in the College of Education and Health Professions is to:

  • Establish and maintain an honors community of learning that is intellectually challenging, personally and culturally enriching, and fosters learning and discovery through independent and collaborative inquiry.
  • Allow students to be creative, inquisitive and think outside the box.
  • Support student research and analysis of ideas.
  • Support student academic ventures through mentoring, travel, and supplies when presenting work at undergraduate research symposia.
  • Challenge students to connect the classroom with the larger world by expanding social and cultural experiences and promoting leadership.
  • Prepare students for admission to and success within graduate and professional schools in the United States and abroad.