Program Benefits

  • Honors students receive a substantial tuition scholarship.
  • Students will receive one-on-one mentoring in tutorials and the thesis project and the satisfaction of sharing their scholarly work with the academic community. 
  • Honors students will be given priority in course registration. 
  • In addition to other possible awards, graduates’ final transcripts and diplomas will denote, “Honors Program.”   Participants will also be recognized yearly in the University’s spring Awards Ceremony and presented with bronze medallions to be worn during commencement activities.  Such a distinction, in addition to GPA, will clearly attest to a student’s academic excellence. ​ 
  • Honors students have exclusive access to an Honors Student Lounge (Gerard 1029), with computers and free printing.
  • Honors students will be allowed the benefit of taking up to 2 credit hours over the standard maximum of 18 credit hours of academic coursework in a given semester without incurring an overage charge. 
  • Students in the Honors program will receive additional advising from the Honors Director or an Honors Advisor to complement their major program advising. 
  • The Center for Global Education will provide a select number of Honors students a scholarship to help support their studying abroad at the University of Oxford in the summer. 
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  • The Honors Program will sponsor academic lectures open to the entire Marymount community.  Per the Oxford/Cambridge model, the Honors Program will strongly encourage undergraduates to make participation in evening lectures a habit consistent with the “life of the mind. 
  • To further enrich student life and promote cultural enrichment, the Honors Program will sponsor a variety of optional co-curricular activities including dinners with professors, museum visits, and trips to plays, concerts, and operas and other cultural events.                 
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  • The DISCOVER Program provides stipends and housing for students who are interested in working with faculty on research projects during the summer.
  • The Discover and/or Honors program will offer travel money for students attending and presenting their tutorial and thesis work at professional conferences.  
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