The University of South Alabama Honors College offers a curriculum of interdisciplinary excellence designed to stimulate analytical and critical thinking of exceptionally qualified and highly motivated students. In this effort, the USA Honors College challenges the students with scholarly creative activities, exposes them to cultural enrichment, and requires them to engage in community service. The USA Honors College aspires to instill in students the intellectual excitement that will better prepare them for productive careers and citizenship. The Honors College also emphasizes the intangible responsibilities of supporting one another throughout the College. Within the context and diversity of a mid-size urban university, the Honors College provides the academic and cultural atmosphere and setting expected of a small, personal, campus community of excellence. Two Honors College options are available at the University of South Alabama, 1) a four-year program resulting in the designation on the transcript and at graduation of "University Honors College "; or 2) Departmental programs resulting in the designation of "Departmental Honors " on the transcript in selected majors.