Individualized experiential learning
Students have access to individualized and discipline-specific options for experiential learning, including personalized internship placement, honors-specific study abroad experiences, and merit-based scholarship opportunities that encourage community engagement.
Vibrant living, community-focused
You’ll be invited to live in a supportive learning community, which fosters a dynamic and social environment for students to study or collaborate in between classes. It also provides convenient access to exclusive events and organizations.
Distinguish yourself after graduation
Our program will prepare you for robust career opportunities that have a meaningful community impact. Our alumni are also accepted into nationally recognized PhD and graduate programs in business, law, social work, philosophy, and more.
The Honors Program is an interdisciplinary minor and learning community that provides high-achieving students a rigorous curriculum for addressing complex challenges beyond the classroom. You’ll interact with peers in seminar-style courses and receive individualized support from exceptional faculty.
Learning beyond the classroom
Join like-minded students and extend your learning beyond the classroom through the Honors Student Organization (HSO). You’ll focus your efforts on service, community building, and professional development both on and off campus.
Develop a global perspective
We offer an optional study-abroad 4-week course that challenges students to understand complex issues from multiple perspectives. You’ll immerse yourself in an international location for part of the time while the remaining weeks are spent in Maine.
Scholarships for Honors students
Scholarships offer financial aid that doesn’t need to be repaid. The Honors Leadership Development Scholarship includes a community engagement requirement and encourages students to develop their leadership and interpersonal skills. Additional opportunities are available.
Diverse, accomplished faculty
Our accomplished faculty represent a diverse academic background dedicated to providing you with a well-rounded and enriching learning experience. They regularly present their work at national conferences and publish in journals and books.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Honors Program provides high-achieving students with a diverse curriculum, devoted faculty and staff, and a collaborative environment that emphasizes research, community engagement, leadership, social responsibility, and intellectual independence.