Honors Program

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.

  1. Enlarge your horizons through special social and cultural activities outside the classroom.
  2. Earn special Honors recognition on your transcripts and at graduation ceremonies.
  3. Enjoy special privileges in the Marygrove Library.
  4. Hone the critical thinking and writing skills, leadership abilities, and expertise in independent, creative approaches that prepare you for the increasingly complex world of the 21st century.
  5. Have opportunities for membership in professional organizations and presentations at professional conferences.