“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

Robert Kellerman

Director’s Welcome

Welcome to the Honors Program at UMA!

The Honors Program offers students who have demonstrated intellectual potential and personal commitment an enriched academic experience. Students enrolled in the Honors Program take a core of set of Honors courses and augment them with courses that they or UMA instructors have given an Honors designation. This designation means that you will enter more fully and deeply into the content of Honors courses.

The Honors Program is not a separate degree program. Instead, it enriches the course work required for a degree. The HP requirements are flexible to meet the needs of our students—whether they are part-time, full-time, traditional, non-traditional, place-bound, on campus, at a center, or at a distance. Wherever you are in the UMA community, you too can join the Honors Program.

Professor Susan Baker congratulates UMA Honors Program member Peter Hartung at Convocation.

The core curriculum of the Honors Program is centered in interdisciplinary studies. INT studies is devoted to how knowledge is organized—how fields of study relate to each other, how they speak to each other, what values are built into that organization, and why. Interdisciplinary studies is the heart of an Honors education, according to the National Collegiate Honors Council. The Honors Program will train you to think outside the box—a valuable skill in any case, but one that is especially valuable to potential employers.

On the following pages you will find information for students and for faculty about the HP’s organization, its expectations, and its benefits. I hope that you will consider becoming a student in UMA’s Honors Program, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to be in touch with me at robert.kellerman@maine.edu or at 207.621.3401. I look forward to hearing from you, and thank you for visiting the Honors Program web page!

The University of Maine at Augusta Honors Program


Dr. Robert Kellerman
Professor of English and Director of the Honors Program

Why consider the Honors Program?

  • To enhance the overall educational experience at UMA.
  • To work closely with faculty mentors.
  • To study topics with greater depth and breadth and through interdisciplinary inquiry.
  • To experience a stimulating atmosphere of intellectual exchange.
  • To enhance preparation for further education (graduate, professional, etc.).
  • To participate in scholarly activities and civic engagement in collaboration with other students and with professors.
  • To develop and improve leadership skills.

For admissions requirements, application materials, or additional information, please contact:



Director of the Honors Program
The University of Maine at Augusta
46 University Drive
Augusta, Maine 04330
Telephone 207.621.3401