Honors Program

American University of Nigeria recognizes that academic excellence is of critical importance for each student.  Thus, AUN is committed to ensuring that each course and program offered is academically challenging and meets the highest international standards of excellence and performance.  The University also recognizes that some students seek additional challenges, opportunities, and distinctions as they develop their talents and knowledge.  Thus, the University offers an Honors Program that enables highly motivated students to earn honors credits in their courses and academic degree programs.  For truly exceptional students, a “University Honors” program is available.  

Course Honors

The student applies for course honors by indicating on the Course Honors Application Form his\her desire to pursue honors in the course and describes in detail what would be carried out to
earn honors.  This form is to be submitted no later than the last class meeting of the third week of the semester.  This form is available from the student's advisor or course instructor.  The course instructor will review the application and determine the additional requirements and assignments that the student will need to complete by the end of the course. The instructor, with the approval of the appropriate Dean, will inform the student by the end of the fourth week of the semester whether the honor's contract has been approved or rejected.  Both the student and the course instructor will sign a contract stipulating the additional required work, which normally is equivalent to 20% of the regular course requirements.  In order to be eligible to receive course honors, the student will be required to complete the additional assignments and the entire course with a grade of “B” or higher.  Honors students are expected to attend designated honors lectures and cultural events that are scheduled during the semester.


Academic Program Honors

Students may apply for Academic Program Honors no earlier than the first semester of their junior year by completing the Academic Program Honors Form available from academic advisors.  This form indicates the student's intention to pursue Academic Program Honors.  To be eligible, the student must have a CGPA of 3.0 or higher.  In order to achieve Academic Program Honors, the student, by the time of graduation, must have successfully completed any additional requirements as determined by the program, with the approval of the appropriate dean and the Academic Vice President; maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in all courses taken at the University, and maintained GPA of 3.5 in all coursework taken in the major field of study.