Academics and Honors College

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Honors Citation

The Honors College Living-Learning Program Citations is an academic distinction and formal acknowledgement of participation in one of Maryland’s Honors College Living-Learning Programs. Students who earn an Honors College Citation wear special cords with their academic regalia at commencement and the Citation is noted on their academic transcripts. The specific requirements for the Honors College Citations vary from program to program but typically require that a student successfully complete all of the course requirements for the program and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2.

ACES – Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students Citation Requirements

Design | Cultures & Creativity Honors Citation Requirements

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Honors Citation Requirements

Honors Humanities Honors Citation Requirements

Gemstone Honors Citation Requirements

Integrated Life Sciences Honors Citation Requirements

University Honors Citation Requirements

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Student Clubs and Organizations

First-Look Fair

Individual Studies Program (IVSP)

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Federal Semester and Global Semester


Education Abroad

Honor Societies

National Awards and Scholarships

Honors Seminars

Rigorous, enriched, seminar-style courses, that rival offerings from private universities

Honors Seminars go beyond the classroom leveraging unique opportunities for research and study in Washington D.C., the U.S., and abroad. With classes of no more than 20 students, scholars experience learning in an intimate and academically distinguished environment. With professors who are leaders in their fields and the sprawling resources of a Big Ten university, the Honors College offers students an unmatched academic experience.

Spring 2017 Seminars

Fall 2017 Seminars


What's New


Elements of Music Composition for Non-Majors II

William C. Evans
Lecturer, Director, Music Technology Lab, School of Music

Elements of Music Composition for Non-Majors II is an advanced study of recording techniques and concepts used in music composition. The basic concepts of music theory, music composition, and music technology studied in HONR218M will be explored in detail. Advanced music notation software and digital audio workstations will be used to compose. Students will focus on the musical genre that fits their individual musical style and compose extended works.

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Radicalization within Islam: 21st Century Drivers, Challenges and Policy Options

Omar Samad
CEO Silkroad Consulting and former Afghan Ambassador to France

Radicalization within Islam will examine the scope and breadth of this phenomenon, the root causes and drivers, as well as the challenges it poses to policy-makers in today’s interconnected world. By looking at specific case-studies, students will not only engage in research and basic analysis, but will also look at practical policy recommendations suited to different settings to deal and cope with consequences and results.

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Innovation and Social Change: Do Good Now

Toby Egan
Associate Professor, School of Public Policy and Robert H. Smith School of Business

Innovation and Social Change: Do Good Now explores the many mechanisms for achieving social impact through social innovation. This is team-based, highly interactive and dynamic course, that provides an opportunity for students to generate solutions to a wide range of problems facing many communities today. This course deepens the students understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation practices by guiding them through the creation and implementation process as applied to a project idea of their choice.