Honors Program

As an Honors student you will experience the following:

  • Our small, seminar-style classes give you the opportunity to work closely with other similarly engaged students and to be mentored by your teachers.
  • You will be invited to pull together and make sense of what you’re learning in college while you deepen and sustain your thinking—reflectively, analytically, critically and imaginatively.
  • Write more coherently and know your own voice.
  • Learn how to field questions, to lead discussions and to give public presentations with confidence.
  • You will know how to design and carry out personal, complex projects, start to finish.
  • When you graduate from USM with the Honors distinction you will be prepared and positioned for graduate or professional school or for pursuit of your chosen career.
  • You will be given the opportunity to write an undergraduate thesis.