HON 300 Critical Thinking & Writing

An introduction to the principles and standards for thinking and communicating clearly and effectively. Intended to improve the student’s ability to analyze, interpret, and evaluate issues, ideas, and problems. 3 credits.

Honors Electives

6-9 credits of Honors courses or H Add-ons.* Honors courses include a variety of independent study courses, the one-credit HON/INT 188: The Interdisciplinary Colloquium, and other courses that provide students with opportunities for personal and professional growth.

HON 210 Honors Project

The honors seminar is intended to provide advanced work for students and is designed to challenge them to explore intensively issues of their choice. The culmination is a research paper, performance, or an artistic work, usually in the student’s major field. 3 credits.


HON 401: Leadership Seminar

This course is designed to provide emerging and existing leaders the opportunity to explore the concept of leadership and to develop and improve their leadership skills. 3 credits.

Total credit hours: 12-15

Upon completion of the UMA Associate Degree Honors requirements, a student may continue in the Bachelor’s Degree Honors Program. Completion of six to nine additional hours of honors electives and HON 401 Leadership seminar or HON 410 Senior Honors Thesis are required.

* UMA Honors Program students have the option of completing 45 hours of community service in lieu of an honors free elective. This waiver does not carry credit on the student’s permanent record.