Mission Statement

The Georgia Tech Honors Program combines the challenging academic standards of one of the finest technological universities in the world with the closer connections between students and faculty that one might expect to find in a smaller college. Our mission is to create a lively environment in which students and faculty members learn from each other through a common commitment to intellectual inquiry, careful analysis, and energetic exchange of ideas.

To promote and sustain this close engagement between students and faculty, the Honors Program will offer unique opportunities to students during the course of their studies at Georgia Tech:

  • An Honors Program Residence where first-year students can find a supportive community of interesting people, continue their conversations beyond the classroom, and develop connections to Georgia Tech and the surrounding community;

  • Small sections of introductory core courses designed to emphasize not just mastery of the material, but innovative inquiry and exploration within the discipline and often beyond;

  • A selection of small special topics courses, each with an enrollment limit of twenty HP students, that encourage imaginative thinking and an interdisciplinary approach to some of the most significant issues facing the world today;

  • A program of well-coordinated advising, not only regarding Honors Program courses, but also overall curricula including co-ops, internships, and study abroad, as well as counseling on best practices for fitting extracurricular activities into a student's schedule.