Dr. Fran Oneal, Director
Office: 275 Nott Hall
Established by The University of Alabama in 1997 for highly motivated UA undergraduates in all divisions of The University of Alabama, the International Honors Program (IHP) recognizes the importance of international education as preparation for life and work in the 21st century. IHP provides the opportunity to combine the acquisition of knowledge of foreign countries and cultures with language study and overseas travel. IHP does not constitute a major or minor; participants must major or minor in established departments. Successful completion of the program will be designated on each student's transcript and diploma as "International Honors" upon graduation.
Admission to IHP requires normal undergraduate admission to The University of Alabama and also an application for acceptance to IHP. An applicant to IHP should have an ACT score of at least 26 or an SAT score of at least 1190. National Merit Finalists, National Achievement Finalists, National Hispanic Scholars, UA Presidential Scholars, and Alumni Honors Scholars will also be admitted upon application to the IHP. Students who do not quality for immediate admission to the program may apply for admission after completing one semester's coursework with a 3.0 GPA.
IHP coursework involves one 3-hour IHP seminar, 12 hours of foreign language study, and 6 hours of upper-level courses with significant international content taken in any department. Each student must also spend at least one academic semester or two summer terms abroad, engaged in study or research or in an internship/cooperative work experience, for which he or she receives at least 6 hours' credit. Continuing participation in the program requires a minimum 3.0 GPA.
William G. Cox International Travel Funds, McWane Endowed Scholarships, and Yeilding International Travel Funds are available to IHP students.
For more information, contact The University of Alabama, International Honors Program, Box 870169, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0169; 275 Nott Hall; (205) 348-5554; http://ihp.ua.edu.