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Honors Program at The University of Arizona South

The Honors Program is attainable through UA South providing the same robust Honors experience while offering you more flexibility in creating your own unique Honors curriculum through the use of Honors contracts. We encourage you to explore the Honors requirements and consider the opportunities the Honors College provides to prepare you for your future. Sample Honors contracts are available for guidance as is a database of former student theses. Click here to download the Spring 2018 Honors contract.

If you have any questions about your Honors experience, please feel free to contact any of the following Honors Contacts for UA South:

Associate Dean – Dr. Barbara Citera 520-626-2422 x.2130
Assistant Dean – Sarah Wieland 520-626-2422 x.2218
UA South Honors Advisor – Josette Lopez 520-626-2422 x.2125
Honors College Success Counselor – Thomas Sullivan 520-621-4262

Spring 2018 SmartTalk SERIES

Join the Honors College for an opportunity to hear from prestigious UA faculty as they discuss their work. Honors students, faculty, and friends of the College are encouraged to attend in person or watch the SmartTalks online. Live streams can be found here:

Wednesday, January 31st
The Mighty Fruit Fly: How Fruit Flies Help us Study Disease
Honors student Matthew Chaung (Molecular and Cellular Biology) and Professor Daniela Zarnescu (Molecular and Cellular Biology)
12:00 - 1:00pm - SUMC Sabino Room

Thursday, February 8th
Filming a Modern Zoo

Honors student Marissa Rachel Heffernan (UA Journalism and Environmental Science) and Professor Carol Schwalbe
12:30 - 1:30pm - Tucson Room, Student Union

Tuesday, February 20th
Hip-hop is our ideology: Young people, urban identity, and political crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Honors student, Dino Kadich
12:30 - 1:30pm - Tucson Room, Student Union

University of Arizona Honors College Common Reading 2017-18
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

A group of Honors students enrolled in a one unit seminar course, HNRS 295R, read and reviewed numerous selections before choosing this book. They were excited about picking this book especially for you and hope that you will find the book as interesting as they did! For more information on the reading, please visit the Honors College website.


Honors Common Reading Discussion

On Wednesday, February 7 from 4-5 p.m., UA South faculty and staff invite you to join an academic discussion about this year’s Honors Common Reading, Just Mercy. If you plan to attend from any location, please RSVP for the discussion at We look forward to seeing you there!

UA South Honors students can obtain a FREE copy of the common reading book at no charge by emailing Josette Lopez at