Congratulations on your academic achievements and invitation to the Honors Program at Mount St. Mary’s University!
The mission of the University Honors Program is to help academically gifted students achieve their fullest intellectual potential, preparing them to be leaders in a world acutely in need of their talents.
The University Honors Program engages motivated and intellectually curious students in a rigorous and dynamic course of study that complements and enhances their non-honors learning. In a series of discussion-based honors courses, students are challenged to pursue ideas in depth, seek the integration of their knowledge at a deeper level, and demonstrate greater intellectual initiative. These classes, which are part of the core curriculum, are capped at a smaller number than the equivalent non-honors classes and are specifically designed to help our most gifted students achieve their fullest academic potential. The senior honors project allows students to work intensively with a faculty mentor in their major field of study, leading to an advanced piece of research or creative production. For many students, this project serves as a powerful bridge to graduate school or a profession.