Honors Option

Honors Option Rationale The Honors Option has been established in order to offer upper level Honors students greater flexibility in fulfilling the Honors course requirements of departmental and college Honors programs. The Honors Option is designed for those departments which find it particularly difficult to offer separate upper division Honors courses. It is not intended … Read More

Departmental Honors and UH

University Honors and Departmental Honors Departmental Honors programs usually involve working closely with a faculty mentor on an independent research project lasting at least 3 semesters and culminating in an honors thesis. Departmental Honors research is a powerful way for a student to experience the thrill of innovative research and discovery in his/her field of … Read More

The University Honors Citation

University Honors Citation Requirements The Honors College Citation in University Honors is an academic distinction and formal acknowledgement that you participated in Maryland’s University Honors living-learning program. The Citation appears on your transcript, and students who earn the Citation wear elegant red and gold Honors cords at Commencement. The University Honors Citation requires a 3.2 … Read More

Leadership Opportunities

Honors 100 Section Leaders Welcome new University Honors students by teaching a section of HONR100 in the fall. It’s a wonderful way to serve your program and gain valuable leadership experience. Watch for the call for applicants each spring. Peer Mentors Help a first-year student who shares your interests make the transition to college life … Read More

Academic Awards in University Honors

We Celebrate Student Achievement!  The Winston Family University Honors Best Student Paper Awards Each year, University Honors recognizes academic excellence with awards in three categories: Best Essay Best Research Paper Best Honors Thesis Winners receive a cash prize, a certificate of achievement, and are honored at the Academic Excellence Luncheon. Portz Outstanding Honors Student Award … Read More

Winston Family Honors Best Student Paper Awards

2016-2017 The Winston Family Honors Best Student Paper Awards were established to recognize the best essay, research paper, and thesis written by Honors students each year. We are grateful to Roger ’76 and Karen ’75 Winston and their daughter Emily Winston ’06, an Honors College alumna, whose generous gift provides the merit awards given to the … Read More