The Annenberg Honors Program (AHP) is a total learning experience. It provides a framework that fosters intellectual development as well as scholastic excellence. Students participate in honors courses, seminars and a wide variety of community service projects and internships that enhance their university experience.
Some benefits of participating in the Annenberg Honors Program include:
Honors notation on transcript
Eligibility for academic awards
Lectures by renowned speakers
Advanced research opportunities
Personal counseling and academic advising
Participation in honors communities
Mentoring by outstanding faculty and university professionals
Assistance with prestigious scholarships and internships
Assistance with graduate and professional placement exams
Welcome to the Annenberg Honors Program (AHP) in the School of Communications at Howard University. This program has a remarkable history since its inception from an Annenberg endowment, which enables admission of academically strong students to participate in various rigorous and satisfying activities. Foremost among these activities is academically challenging research that culminates in the completion of a thesis on a communication subject. Over the years, thesis research by AHP students have been presented to external audiences. One of thesis research led to a book and others have helped students’ direct admission to a doctoral program. These outcomes demonstrate the quality of research completed by AHP students. But the Annenberg Honors Program is not solely about academic research. It is also about exemplary participation in the community, which includes the university as well as surrounding local communities. Students from the program have represented the School of Communications and the university in various activities. In the community, each student is required to participate in several hours of outreach.
Ultimately, the program has a proud history of academic and service activities. We invite you to learn more about our program and activities.
Chuka Onwumechili, Ph.D. Director Annenberg Honors Program (AHP)
Be part of the Annenberg Honors Program by completing this online application, click here to get started.
Sophomore Honors course emphasizing all aspects of research including design of experiments, analysis and presentation of data, proposal writing, and preparation of journal articles. Intended to prepare students for writing the Senior Thesis.
CHON 300: Honors Jr Research Seminar (1 cr.)
Junior Honors course emphasizing all aspects of research including design of experiments, analysis and presentation of data, proposal writing, and preparation of journal articles. Intended to prepare students for writing the Senior Thesis.
CHON 400: Honors Sr. Research Seminar (1 cr.)
This course provides students with a step-by-step procedure to enable them to complete their final two chapters of their theses. All the five chapters whether qualitatively or quantitatively done, all seniors are expected to abide by the thesis guidelines to complete the theses, especially chapter 4 and 5.
Access to graduate programs. Some of our previous students have been admitted directly into doctoral degree programs at University of Pennsylvania.
Graduates from the program have moved on to major achievements. Dr. Rochelle Ford is currently 8th President of Dillard University. Dr. John L. Jackson, Jr. is Dean of Walter H. Annenberg School of Communication and Richard Perry University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
Victoria Kirby York, Deputy Executive Director at the National Black Justice Coalition, completed her Annenberg Honors thesis that was later published as The Lavender Report by Harvard University and viewed as a historical documentation of LGBTQ+ on campus.