Students in The Honors College declare a major from among those offered by UCM’s academic colleges. In addition, they also have access to three distinct types of Honors curricular offerings:
Honors-designated course sections—these are small-sized, innovative sections of course offerings such as:
- Principles of Macroeconomics
- Composition II
- Advanced Composition
- University Library & Research Study Skills
- College Algebra
- General Psychology
- General Sociology
Honors College students are urged, but not required, to take Honors-designated course sections in order to study alongside other top-academic students in high-impact learning environments.
Details regarding the Spring 2017 Honors-designated course sections are available here.
Details regarding the Fall 2016 Honors-designated course sections are available here.
Details regarding the Summer 2016 Honors-designated course sections are available here.
Honors-only colloquia (HONR 3000)—these are discussion-driven interdisciplinary courses taught by selected Honors College Faculty Fellows. Open only to Honors students, topics vary from semester to semester, but have included:
- American National Identity
- The History of Educational Technology
- China: People, Place, and Culture
- The History of Flight: An Interdisciplinary Study
- Global Modern Medicine and Drug Discovery
- Climate Change and Energy Awareness
- War and Society
- Human Rights and Social Justice
- Digital Culture
- Social Movements and Modern Society
All Honors students are required to take one colloquium.
The Honors Project (HONR 4000)—this is a capstone research or creative project pursued under the direct supervision of a UCM faculty mentor selected by the student. For additional details, students are encouraged to view The Honors Project Brochure. Recent Honors Projects include:
- The Globe Rebuilt: Solving the Mystery of Shakespeare's Theatre
- Star Wars Animation
- The Effects of Terrorism on the Aviation Industry
- Acculturation and the Development of Eating Disorders Among Mexican-American Women
- Signing With Babies: A New Way to Communicate
All Honors students are required to complete an Honors Project.