Honors Curriculum building

The Honors Curriculum Program at Alcorn State University is designed to enhance the various curricular offerings of the university through enriching academic experiences for participants. The program aims to bring together both students and teachers with exceptional intellectual commitment and ability in an atmosphere which stimulates scholarship, leadership, and creativity. The program is designed in a manner which allows participation by students from any discipline offered as a major at the university.






Students may graduate with the designation of an Honors Curriculum Scholar by achieving the following. The student must:

  1. complete a minimum of 24 hours of honors course work.
  2. enroll in a minimum of six hours of honors course work during at least three of the four undergraduate years.
  3. maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25 in honors and overall.


Entering freshmen are selected on the basis of scores on admissions and placement examinations. For initial consideration, an entering freshman must have scored at least 24 on the American College Test (ACT) or an equivalent SAT score. Participants entering after the first semester of the freshman year are selected on the basis of cumulative average, plus the recommendations of two faculty members. The required average for second semester freshmen, sophomores, and juniors is 3.0 or above; seniors must have achieved an average of 3.25 or above.–>


Student Spotlight

2020-2021 White House HBCU Competitive Scholar
Ms. Emmanuella Kyllians


Contact Us

Reverend Dr. C. Edward Rhodes II
Director, Honors Curriculum Program
(601) 877-6138

Mrs. Mamie Hayes
Staff Assistant/Secretary
(601) 877-6139