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

Listen to our very own Honors faculty, Professor Nancy Gish, interviewed on Maine Public Broadcasting Network. Dr. Gish discusses her recent trip to Scotland to witness their historic vote on independence.
Honors students enjoying slices of homemade pie at Honors Hour.
Join us for Honors Hour every Wednesday 12:30-1:30.
Did you know that Honors has a new Peer Mentor program to support new students adjust to life at USM? Want to make friends and get tips on succeeding in your Honors classes? Join us for 2 special "meet and greet" sessions!
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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