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The Honors College

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The Honors College

Since 1937, the Honors Program at the University of Maine has educated and supported some of Maine's top graduates. Among those who graduated with honors and distinction from UMaine are doctors, lawyers, politicians, authors, creators and a Nobel Prize winner. Honors builds on its foundation as a small liberal arts community and classes fewer than 15 students within UMaine's large research institution.

Now in its third year as a college, Honors offers even more breadth to its first- and second-year students, and an in-depth disciplinary experience for those in their third and fourth years. All students in the Honors College complete a Cultural Odyssey, which exposes them to the arts in the greater Bangor area, an opportunity available to them through an endowed gift of generous benefactors.

More than 900 UMaine graduates have completed their degrees with honors. Each of them concluded their undergraduate careers with a year-long exploration, guided by a member of the faculty and culminating in their honors thesis. Most of those theses are bound and archived in the Robert B. Thomson Honors Center.

The Honors College provides students with a unique experience and endless possibilities. Supporting the University of Maine Foundation's Honors College Endowment Fund will ensure that future generations of UMaine students are able to participate in this nationally recognized institution.


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