The Honors College is one of the 15 colleges and schools that form Auburn University. The University Honors College offers qualified Auburn students a unique academic experience, designed to provide many of the advantages of a small college in the midst of the many diverse opportunities available at a large university. It is designed for students capable of academic excellence. The program selects entering freshmen each year, who may be enrolled in any College or School of the University which has undergraduate programs or offerings. Students already enrolled at Auburn can also qualify for the Honors College.

Each Honors College student has the option of writing a senior thesis. The thesis is a documented research monograph, typically 30-100 pages long. The student plans and implements, with the guidance of a major professor, a program of thorough research, analysis, and writing. Bound copies of the work are housed in the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

An honors student may submit online a pdf version of his or her thesis after delivering a printed copy of the thesis to the Honors College with a signed liability release form.