Special Academic Programs

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Auburn Connects!

The Auburn Connects! Common Book Program strives to promote community among students, staff, and faculty through a shared reading experience and accompanying related activities both in and out of the classroom. Each academic year the selected Common Book highlights important issues with the goal of promoting respectful conversations that reflects the diversity of thought among Auburn students, faculty, staff, and community members.

A variety of programs are developed each year around the Common Book that are designed to encourage critical thinking and promote societal awareness. These activities are incorporated into the Auburn’s Welcome Week, its academic courses, and other events at the start of the academic year including a visit by the book’s author. Academic colleges and student clubs and organizations are encouraged to develop educational and social programming around the themes of the book and many faculty members incorporate the book into their curriculum in Fall and Spring terms.

Auburn Connects

Academic Common Market

The Academic Common Market is an agreement among 16 Southern Regional Education Board states to help ensure students have broad access to a wide range of educational programs. According to the agreement, if one of these participating states does not offer a particular degree program through its state-supported institutions, a resident of that state may be eligible to enroll in that degree program at an institution in one of the other states without having to pay out-of-state tuition. Each state specifies which programs offered at out of-state universities it will allow its residents to attend as common market students. Each institution may also specify minimum academic requirements for eligible students and limits on the number of spaces it reserves for Academic Common Market students.

Academic Common Market

Academic Sustainability Programs

The mission of Academic Sustainability Programs is to support and encourage interdisciplinary teaching and research programs that incorporate sustainability principles in all academic units on campus, and to enhance interaction between campus operations and academic activities in sustainability.

Academic Sustainability

Cooperative Education

Cooperative education can confirm or redirect career decision-making through on-the-job experience in a chosen field. . . since co-ops "TEST DRIVE" their career! Cooperative Education enhances classroom learning and adds relevance to education by integrating academic theory with real world work experience. Co-Ops have the opportunity to test classroom learning in the laboratory of the real world.

Co-op Education Program

Honors College

The Honors College is home to nearly 2,000 of Auburn University’s best and brightest students from each of Auburn’s academic colleges and schools. Honors students complete 30 hours of Honors credits, which include honors core, departmental, and contract courses; faculty-led Honors seminars; Honors research seminars; graduate-level classes; as well as Honors study and travel courses, Honors participation courses, and Honors interdisciplinary courses. The Honors curriculum represents a flexible, challenging and individualized path for students as they complete their Auburn University degree.

Each member of our diverse student body graduates as a University Honors Scholar, with designation noted on their transcript and diploma, and awarded the coveted Honors College medal to wear at commencement. This medal symbolizes the student’s passion for excellence during their college career, and serves as a reminder to excel in all aspects of their life.

The Honors College is located in historic Katharine Cooper Cater Hall, in the center of Auburn University’s campus. For more information please email honors@auburn.edu or stop by Cater Hall during normal business hours.

Honors College


Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) has a prestigious and well-respected history on Auburn University’s campus. There are three ROTC programs in which students are involved.

Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) is an elective curriculum you take along with your required college classes. It offers opportunities and challenges that can put you on the fast track to success.You will also earn opportunities to serve your country as an officer, full time on active duty or part time in the Reserves or National Guard.

The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a commissioning program designed to give college students the opportunity to train to become Air Force officers while completing their undergraduate degree. The AFROTC program is designed to prepare men and women to assume positions of increasing responsibility and importance in the modern Air Force.

The mission of the Naval ROTC is to develop NROTC students mentally, morally, and physically and to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, honor, and loyalty; to commission college graduates as naval officers who possess a basic professional background, are motivated toward careers in the naval service, and have a potential for future development in mind and character so as to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship, and government.


Undergraduate Research

As an Auburn student, you naturally stand out from the crowd because you chose to study at one of the Southeast's top universities. But here at the Office of Undergraduate Research, our mission is for you to be extraordinary.

Whether your goals after graduation are to join the workforce, attend graduate school, or even to pursue a prestigious scholarship, undergraduate research will set you apart from your peers.

 Undergraduate Research

Last modified: August 3, 2017