The UMF Honors Program is open to outstanding students who have shown exceptional motivation, creativity and a strong interest in the world of ideas.
The University of Maine at Farmington Honors Program brings students and faculty together in a community committed to inquiry and discussion. It is designed for students in any major who are highly motivated and intellectually curious.
Students in the UMF Honors Program participate in small, seminar-style interdisciplinary courses and a variety of specially planned lectures and field trips.
Honors courses stress independent thinking, research and writing skills, and oral expression. Skills developed through Honors study can apply to any field of study and provide especially good preparation for graduate school.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Are Honors Program classes just like regular classes?
A: The Honors Program combines a series of interdisciplinary seminars with an opportunity for a senior thesis or creative project.
Q: Where are Honors classes held?
A: Seminar classes are often held in the UMF Honors Center, a building that has seminar rooms, a quiet study and meeting space, a computer, a library, a kitchen and the Honors Office.
Q: When is the Honors Center Open?
A: The UMF Honors Center is open 7am to 10pm, seven days a week.
Q: How many Honors courses can I take?
A: UMF typically offers about a dozen different Honors courses each year and Honors students must take at least one a year and maintain a Grade Point Average of at least 3.0 (B).
Q: May I take Honors courses even if I’m not in the Honors Program?
A: Yes. Honors courses are also open to UMF students who are not formally in the Honors Program on a space-available basis.