Honors Program Student Testimonials
“Being in the Honors program has allowed me to experience and participate in many different things.
Compared to my regular classes, my honors class is new, exciting, and interesting. The program allows me to take part in service learning activities and volunteer work. Helping others is a great way to get to know people, get job experience, and have fun.
Being a Nursing major in the program, the classes help me with my public speaking and making connections with others. There are always emails being sent out about activities and other things happening on or off campus.
Not only am I a student of the program but I also work in the office which allows me to answer anyone's questions about entering the program whether they be incoming freshman, juniors wanting to fill a credit, and even parents.”
Britney Meunier 2nd year @USM + Honors
“The classes were small and easy to be part of. They really gave me direction coming into the University experience.”
Tony Mangino 2nd year@ USM + Honors
“I enjoy the small class sizes and meeting people that are part of the Honors community.”
Amy Morrison 2nd year @USM + Honors
“The Honors Program provides an incredibly supportive environment that emphasizes learning both within and beyond students' disciplines.
Being in the program has given me the chance to explore areas that I never would have as a business major, such as philosophy and bioengineering.
The beauty of the Honors Program is that it provides the foundation of thought needed to understand and solve contemporary world issues as we are constantly pushed to think critically. In past classes we have addressed issues such as religious conflict and genetic engineering. “
Mary-Elizabeth Simms 3rd year @USM + Honors
“Joining the Honors program at USM is the smartest thing I’ve done since coming back to school.
The Professors we have access to here are incredible. The small class sizes, the interdisciplinary approach and the service learning aspect all put students in an environment where they not only learn, but apply what they’ve learned outside of the classroom.
If you want to be challenged to think outside the box while in a hands-on learning environment, then join the Honors program.”
Garret McAlpine 3rd year @USM + Honors
"When I started the Honors program, I found I was challenged to think differently about topics involving a variety of disciplines. Being in interdisciplinary classes with students from many multiple majors allowed me to experience many new ideas and opinions, while the small class sizes provide a relaxed and comfortable environment.
- The Honors classes prepared me for the capstone of the program, writing an undergraduate thesis.
- The Honors professors as well as other students provide support and assistance throughout the classes and thesis process
- .The Honors program gives you a community of students and professors that are passionate about learning and will push you to think about the world in a whole new way.
- The Honors program is a fun and interesting way to expand your thinking as well as develop relationships with other students and professors.
I never could have attempted an undergraduate thesis without the guidance and skills acquired through the Honors program!"
Danielle Taylor 4th year @USM + Honors