Have you considered officially applying for the Saint Mary’s Honors Program?
Dear first-year students,
Note: even those of you who signed an interest form this summer will need to fill out an official Honors Program Application if you wish to continue next year. This application will allow you to consider your choice and make the decision that best fits your goals and lifestyle.
Beyond the opportunity to earn honors course credit on your college transcript, the honors program offers a community of dedicated students who wish to fully develop their abilities and to find ways to use those abilities in the service of others. The program also offers internship and career development workshops, travel abroad seminars, social justice and community service opportunities, and subsidized social activities.
To graduate from the Honors Program you must complete Honors English 05, two upper division Honors Contract Courses and a senior thesis. A Contact Course allows you, under the guidance of a professor in an upper division class of your choice, to develop an augmented curriculum that fits your specific scholarly interests. You may also have the option of taking honors sections of select lower division courses. As one focus distinguishing the Saint Mary’s Honors Program is our commitment to addressing issues of social justice and acting for needed social change, you will have the opportunity to add a social justice emphasis to your contracts and your thesis.
Admission and Matriculation Requirements:
*3.5 Cumulative GPA
*Record of community involvement or leadership, or a strong statement of intent.
*One Letter of Recommendation from a professor familiar with you and your work.
*Completed Application and Essay
*Complete Honors English 05 in your first year.
An informational meeting will be held during FYAC class time on Monday, November 26th in the Soda Center. Please plan to attend; if you cannot be present, please contact Professor Bird or Juliet Kinkade at email@example.com.
David Bird, Ph.D.
Honors Program Director
Saint Mary’s College