About Honors

The University of Maine offers one of the nation’s oldest continuously-running honors programs. Open to students in all majors, the Honors College provides opportunities for motivated students to investigate diverse academic disciplines, to be challenged in a supportive intellectual environment, and to engage enthusiastic fellow students and faculty in thoughtful, provocative discussions. Students in the Honors College complete an academic major in one of the university’s five degree-granting colleges while completing most of their general education requirements and a thesis. Students and faculty involved in the Honors College come from all areas of the university. As a community of approximately seven hundred students within the University of Maine, the Honors College offers small, interdisciplinary classes, where students and faculty members interact closely, sharing ideas and insights developed through critical exploration of primary sources.

Honors College Mission Statement

A welcoming home for those of all backgrounds, majors, and interests, the Honors College empowers students to develop their whole selves as learners and as people.  We foster an inclusive, collaborative community that helps students become creative problem-solvers, intellectual risk-takers, and compassionate, engaged citizens.

Opportunities Abound at the Honors College!