Of course you do. As Aristotle observes at the beginning of Metaphysics, all persons by nature desire to know.

Yes. All students in the BSP who complete the Blount minor and have a 3.5 UA GPA at graduation receive Honors recognition. You are not required to take any UH or other Honors courses to graduate with Honors, as long as you stay in Blount. In addition, Blount students are automatically UA Honors students. This means that Blountees receive all benefits of the Honors College, including: priority registration, access to Honors classes, access to Honors Hall, block seating, entry to Honors College events, and more.

Yes, yes, and yes! Blount is an academic program and does not interfere with any other academic, community service, or social organization you wish to join. Blount attracts some of the most academically driven students across all disciplines, and those same students often end up in a variety of prestigious organizations. But at the same time, Blount provides a social atmosphere that allows students to create valuable connections regardless of external student organization status.

Yes. BUI 101 satisfies 3 hours of the University common core requirement in humanities (HU), BUI 102 satisfies 3 hours of the University common core requirement in social and behavioral sciences (SB), and BUI 401 satisfies 3 hours of the University common core writing requirement. And, taken together, BUI 101 & 102 satisfy the common core sequence

You must, you must.  The only dispensations are on medical grounds or if you commute from your parents’ home.  Space is not simply the backdrop against which thought and living occur, it is part of what occurs and how.  A crucial part of the Blount educational experiment is putting a group of curious, enthusiastic, motivated students in one place and seeing what happens.  Having students live in the same space is requisite to the intellectual and social improvisation that characterizes the program and to the building of community that is at the center of Blount’s mission.  After the first year, students may return to live in the dorm either as Blount Mentors (a cadre of upper-class students that mentor incoming first years) or as RAs.  Alternatively, they may elect to live off-campus.

Probably. The recent growth of the University has reduced the number of dorm rooms available to returning students, however, as members of a living-learning community, Blount students enjoy priority in this respect.  Students wishing to return to the dorm after their first year may apply to return and must be willing to serve as a Blount Mentor to incoming students. In truth, most Blountees relish the opportunity to live in an off-campus apartment after their first years.

Intriguing. The answer, of course, would have to be hypothetical in the context of our current technology, but the question itself suggests that the Blount Program might be a good fit for you.

Correct, but this is the enabling fiction of all FAQ pages. We ask all the questions in the hopes of ventriloquizing you; you simply recognize yourself in them. If the question had occurred to you, you’d probably have asked it.

No shirt, no shoes, no service. Otherwise, your call. If you favor the power suit or an evening gown with pearls, copacetic; if you’re more of a ripped-jeans-and-MCR-tee type, that’s cool too.

Preparing for the interview is, quite literally, impossible. And unnecessary– you’ve been preparing for Blount your whole life, whether or not you were aware of it. The interview session is strictly improvisatory– we make it up as we go along. Just relax and be ready to talk, listen, and think on the fly. The only mistake you can make is not to enjoy yourself.

You name it. Blount student pursue a wide variety of majors– indeed, we select for that diversity. The idea is that most students during their college careers make connections with numerous people in their major but have less exposure to people in other majors. Blount admits a balanced selection of majors across the university. Every year, we have students studying subjects ranging from English to Engineering, Business to Biology, Music to Management & Information Systems. Actual number vary from year to year, of course, but we have a wide representation across all the Colleges of the University, not just A&S. Click here to see the breakdown of a year of Blount students.

Don’t make me stop this car.