Honors Program students take special sections of regular Morehouse College courses and a senior-level Honors Seminar. Course enrollment is limited to about 20 students. Honors students may also cross register at Spelman College and Clark Atlanta University for Honors courses not offered at Morehouse. Honors Program courses are reserved for students in the Program. The HP director works with the department chairs on matters of course selection, sectioning, and assignment of faculty to Honors courses.

Honors Courses  
African American Studies 100  Philosophy 101
Economics 201  Political Science 251
English 103 (Composition)  Psychology 101
English 250 (World Literature)  Religion 201
French 251  Senior Seminar 340
French 252  Sociology 101
History 111  Spanish 251
History 112  Spanish 252
Mathematics 161 (Calculus I)  
Mathematics 162 (Calculus II)  
 Mathematics 263 (Calculus III)  

Lower-Division Honors (Freshmen and Sophomores)
Students on this level are enrolled in special sections of African American Studies, Economics, English, History, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion and Sociology. Other freshman and sophomore courses chosen by students are taken with members of the student body in the regular program.

Upper-Division Honors (Juniors and Seniors)
On the basis of his status as an Honors Program freshman and sophomore, a student is expected to earn honors on the departmental level as a junior and a senior. At this level, there are no HP courses, but the student will complete special course-related assignments, make presentations, participate in seminars, attend and present at Honors conferences, and focus on departmental research.


The Morehouse College Honors Program is actively involved in national, regional and state Honors organizations. The Program also has membership in the Emerging Leaders Workshop Conference. Each organization hosts an annual meeting, which selected Honors Program core faculty, staff, and students attend as delegates, present papers, and conduct workshops.

  • National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC)
  • Southern Regional Honors Council (SRHC)
  • National Association of African-American Honors Programs (NAAAHP)
  • Georgia Collegiate Honors Council (GCHC)
  • Emerging Leaders Workshop (ELW) 


Student Retention Policy

The Honors Program student must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 during freshman and sophomore years to remain in good standing. The minimum for juniors and seniors is 3.25.

Freshmen and sophomores whose GPAs fall between 2.5 and 2.9 automatically are placed on probation, but they have until the following semester to raise their GPAs to 3.0. Unfortunately, any freshman or sophomore falling below 2.5 is dismissed from the Program. Likewise, juniors and seniors who fall between 3.0 and 3.24 have one semester to raise their GPAs to 3.25 and are dropped from the Program if their GPAs fall below 3.0. Each year, the majority of Honors Program students exceed the minimum GPA required for retention. 

Classification Min. Cumulative
Probation Expulsion
Freshman 3.0 2.5 - 2.99 2.5 and lower
Sophomore 3.0 2.5 - 2.99 2.5 and lower
Junior 3.25 3.0 - 3.24 Below3.25 after December
Senior 3.25 3.0 - 3.24 Below3.25 after December


Special Programs

 Big Brother-Little Brother Mentoring Program

The goal in the Big Brother/Little Brother program is to have every freshman student introduced to an upper-class Honors Program student for contact by the start of his freshman year. It is the objective of the HP to have each pair maintain a relationship far beyond freshman year—ideally until and after graduation.