Honors Program

Honors Program Graduation

Honors Program Graduation (Fall 2012 catalog):  thesis and non-thesis tracks offered.

 Students are encouraged to meet all of their USM Core curriculum requirements with honors courses.

 Thesis Track:  Graduation with General University Honors requires a cumulative USM GPA of at least 3.4 and the following coursework:

  • HON 101 - Honors Entry-Year Experience (or approved substitute)*
  • HON 201 - Honors Science Exploration
  • HON 310 - Honors Global Ethical Inquiry (or approved substitute)*
  • HON 311 and HON 411/412 Honors Thesis I and II/III (minimum grade of B-)
  • Three credits of additional honors coursework

 * Course substitution is possible if you cannot use HON 101 or 310 as part of your USM Core curriculum due to prior credit, major requirement, study abroad…

 Non-thesis Track:  An alternate honors designation is available for those who take an additional three credits of honors coursework in lieu of the six- to-nine-credit thesis.  The minimum USM GPA is 3.2.

 See your USM Academic Catalog for a complete listing of requirements in the Honors Program.

 Note: the Honors Program designation is separate from, and in addition to, cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude awarded solely on overall USM grade point average.

USM Honors Program

The USM Honors Program is a long-time institutional member of the National Collegiate Honors Council, the professional organization devoted to honors education.

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