Honors Program

Members of the honors living learning community at their year-end celebration in Gorham
Current Honors student, alumna and faculty participate in Husky Harvest sponsored by the USM Tourism and Hospitality Program, Portland Student Life and the International Studies Program.
Students attend the National Regional Honors Council Conference: Niagara Falls, NY
Students attend the 2014 NRHC Conference: Niagara Falls, NY
Honors students present their Illiminated Manuscripts for Honors Cultural Interpretation
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The Honors Program at USM is a learning community for active and engaged students.  In Honors, students are encouraged to tap into their intellectual curiosity and creativity while exploring rich topics from multiple perspectives.  Students interact closely with peers in seminar-style classes and receive individualized attention from exceptional faculty.  Seniors can maximize their honors experience by writing an Honors thesis.

We offer small, dynamic courses that meet USM Core requirements.  First-year students, transfers, sophomores, juniors, adult learners, part-time students are all welcome.  Students in any major may

Honors students achieve the confidence that comes from developing their own ideas through writing and dialog.  Students hone their communication skills and become better able to tackle complex challenges while working respectfully with others. That’s why honors education is prized by employers and graduate schools.

News & Events

Honors 105, taught by Professor Vassallo of the Political Science Department, transforms history, philosophy, social thought, literature, and the arts into paths for understanding logical and mathematical concepts and systems. Special emphasis will be placed on developing the skill of detecting logical and statistical fallacies. The scope and limits of logical and mathematical systems will be examined.
Honors students enjoying slices of homemade pie at Honors Hour.
Join us every Wednesday (when classes are in session) for an hour of socializing and relaxation in the Honors Lounge (253 Luther Bonney). We hope to see you there!
The USM Department of English once again is presenting its annual lecture series, offering three faculty lectures on diverse topics involving critical historical and cultural analysis. The lectures, which are free and open to the public, represent the interdisciplinary and cutting-edge approach taken to scholarly work by the department faculty.
December 13, 2014
8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Bailey Hall, Gorham Campus

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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