The Wilkes Honors College at FAU is a selective residential liberal arts degree program within a larger “Research II” university. The mission of the College is centered on the traditional disciplines in the liberal arts and sciences. We place significant weight on analytical thinking, independent study and research, and exposure to cross-disciplinary approaches. The College features small classrooms, an intensive learning environment and a strong emphasis on oral and written communication skills: A research-oriented thesis is required of every student. A significant share of our students has gone on to some of the best graduate and professional schools in the United States and elsewhere.