The Honors Program at Marygrove College offers highly motivated and academically talented students opportunities for enhanced intellectual experiences and cultural and social exchanges. In and out of the classroom, the Honors Program challenges students to work at the highest standard of excellence. It rewards personal initiative, promotes creativity and generosity, and supports collaborative learning. It also provides exceptional preparation for graduate and professional study. With its range of academic benefits, the Honors Program enriches the College’s total learning environment, including teaching, research, and service.
The standard course of study at Marygrove resembles Honors Programs at many colleges: classes are small, and students work closely with faculty to identify and pursue their intellectual interests. Yet the Honors Program at Marygrove goes further. It is designed to stimulate students with distinctive academic talents through increased opportunities for extended inquiry, independent research, and creative challenges to established ways of thinking. Requirements for co-curricular activities help Honors Program participants to develop sophisticated perspectives on today’s most pressing social and cultural issues.
The Honors Program is not a specific academic discipline in the same way as, for example, English or biology. Participation in the program does, however, carry specific benefits that will help prepare Honors scholars for the global workplace and graduate school. These benefits include opportunities to:
Grow intellectually through accelerated coursework beyond the Honors Program standard curriculum.
Students may apply for admission to the Honors Program if they have:
Honors students will complete all of the regular educational requirements and expectations of the College and their individual programs. Of the total credit hours taken at Marygrove College, at least 24 credit hours must be taken for Honors credit, distributed as follows: