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2020-2021 UMA Catalog 
2020-2021 UMA Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Honors Program

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The Honors Program at the University of Maine at Augusta offers those students who have demonstrated intellectual potential and personal commitment an enriched academic experience. Not only will studies at UMA be enhanced socially and intellectually, but the honors student will be better prepared to continue advanced studies and bring academic talents and abilities to the attention of prospective employers.

The Honors Program is not a separate degree program, but is designed to augment the course work required for a degree. In most cases, honors courses can be substituted for required or elective credits.

Any student, upon the recommendation of the director of the Honors Program, may register for an honors course without being formally admitted into the program. However, to graduate from the program with honors designation, a student must meet the specific requirements of the Honors Program.

Admissions Requirement to the Honors Program:

  • 3.3 Grade Point Average (GPA) or higher
  • Application Form
  • Letter of Intent
  • Three letters of reference

Honors Baccalaureate Requirements (18-21 Credit Hours):

Complete 9-12* credits from the following courses.

A proposal for any independent studies course must be submitted by the student to the Intercollegiate Council for approval.

Advising Notes:

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

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