Academics

The system of learning through Honours College’s academic, social and spiritual enrichment programs, presupposes that students take responsibility for their learning by maximising the opportunities available for self-development. For this reason, students have wide latitude of freedom to explore and transform issues and challenges in their shared life into learning opportunity.

The academic component of the Honours College requires commitment, on the side of the student, to rigorous academic work. Since the students’ primary goal at the University is to study, they are required to take very seriously their academic responsibilities as outlined.

However, learning takes place in the context of a community. Though the semester schedule of activities ensures a formal teaching/learning climate, it is assumed that more learning takes place in informal ways through interaction and development of desirable values and attitudes. The community is thus an invaluable resource on which the individual taps for personal growth and professional development. In this respect, Honours College is more than simply a residential complex; it is a community of learning.

The academic component of the Honours College requires commitment, on the side of the student, to rigorous academic work. Since the students’ primary goal at the University is to study, they are required to take very seriously their academic responsibilities as outlined.


Advanced Assignments

These are extended essays from classes taken during a the semester. These are meant to enhance students’ reading, research and presentation skills, as well as calling forth discipline to rigorous work amidst their demanding schedules.

Academic Integrity

Students in the Honours College are expected to act as models and mentors of academic integrity. Hence any breach of academic discipline will be regarded most seriously and may result in dismissal from the College.

Academic Deficiencies

Students at the Honours College are expected to maintain a GPA of 4.00 for all courses. The Honours College tribunal will review academic performance of students who fall below this mark and place them on probation.

Some of the our Students who have excelled Academically


I am so grateful to have been a part of Honours college Leadership development programme. When I first came to Uganda Christian University, I was moved by the legacy of Honours college and this pushed me to perform my best so I could be a part of it. It was one of the major factors that pushed me to strive and get a first class in the first semester of first year. Being in the Honours college, I found it necessary to keep my grades up especially because of the likelihood of being "let go" if I didn't make the grades.

The research papers and presentation greatly sharpened my competence at being able to perform well on coursework and class presentations. Also, worthy of mentioning is that I was inspired by other Honours college members who were exemplary in their respective years. The contribution of the Honours college mentorship programme to my academic performance cannot be understated. My mentor believed in me, advised me and really pushed and encouraged me to be the best and I am definitely indebted to Honours college for the opportunity to have had an academic mentor and for giving me an overall fulfilling experince.

I joined the Honors College in September 2014 with the motive of improving my leadership skills and ensuring academic excellence. Acquiring this required a lot of determination because the college meant another workload added onto my degree course. With this kind of setting together with knowledge from my mentor Dr. John Kitayimbwa, I kept focused both in college activities and my course works hence a good leadership certificate from the college and a first class degree in Environmental Science.

I am not only grateful for the good certificate and the first class degree, but also growing in faith and the networking opportunities. I met important people that gave me knowledge and continue to inspire me up to today for example Dr. John Kitayimbwa; my mentor, Rev. Dr. John Ssenyonyi; the Vice Chancellor of Uganda Christian University, Rev. Abel Kibedi; the Honors’ college coordinator, Pastor Masinde, Mrs. Masinde Veronica and the colleagues I was with in the college. On the whole, the program was an excellent and rewarding experience. The new knowledge, the leadership skills I have today, the friends and the first class degree are all due to the college. I therefore would like to conclude by thanking all administrators and all the college members that welcomed me as their own and made sure I learnt something from them; I am really honored.

Gallery Highlights

Contact Details

Uganda Christian University,
Honours College,
PO Box 4,
Mukono
Email: honourscollege@ucu.ac.ug

Food for Thought

"Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flow charts. It is about one life influencing another."

- John C. Maxwell