Honors CollegeAnne Arundel Hall, 301-405-6771
Executive Director: Susan Dwyer
The Honors College ( www.honors.umd.edu/ ), a vibrant and diverse intellectual community on the doorstep of the nation's capital, engages the University of Maryland's highest achieving undergraduates by providing academic challenges and boundless opportunities for discovery, setting them on paths to extraordinary futures. Small classes and outstanding teachers encourage discussion and foster innovative thinking across academic disciplines. Honors students have exclusive access to Honors living-learning program courses, Honors seminars, and Honors versions of courses offered by the academic departments on campus.
Students in the Honors College may earn an Honors College Citation on the transcript by completing coursework and satisfying all requirements in an Honors Living-Learning Program ( www.honors.umd.edu/ProgramOverview.pdf ). Honors Living-Learning Programs include: University Honors ( www.universityhonors.umd.edu/ ), Gemstone ( www.gemstone.umd.edu/ ), ACES ( www.aces.umd.edu/ ), Design, Cultures and Creativity ( http://dcc.umd.edu/ ), Entrepreneurship and Innovation ( www.eip.umd.edu/ ), Honors Humanities ( www.honorshumanities.umd.edu/ ), and Integrated Life Sciences ( www.ils.umd.edu/ ). Acceptance of first-year students into the Honors College is competitive and by invitation based on the standard application to the University of Maryland (by November 1st for best consideration for Honors College and merit scholarships).