Presidential Honors Program

The Program

The Presidential Honors Program at Carey serves academically advanced students whom the university has recognized as Carey Scholars. Applications for Carey Scholars are competitive and open to entering freshmen students achieving a 29 or higher ACT composite or 1300 or higher on the SAT (math and verbal only). The program promotes advanced academic pursuits, interdisciplinary study, critical thinking, and independent research. The program enables Carey Scholars to reach their highest potential.

The University develops its best and brightest with...

  • An accelerated honors curriculum of 18 hours
  • Participation in Honors Colloquia
  • Commitment to the university and community through group service projects
  • Intellectual enrichment through faculty mentoring and thesis development
  • An international tour to England

Download the Honors Brochure


I worked extremely hard to get into the William Carey University Scholars Program, and I am so blessed to have been a part of it. The Scholars Program helped me to grow spiritually, emotionally, and administratively. As the former president of the Carey Scholars, I was able to meet people, participate in on- and off-campus activities, and become involved throughout my community in ways that I never would have been able to if I had not been a part of the Scholars Program. Being a William Carey University Scholar is an honor and privilege for which I am forever thankful!

-- Nafiyah Younes - Class of 2012