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Program Benefits

For more than 60 years, The Honors College has been dedicated to serving high-achieving and academically focused students at UCM. With a focus on student engagement and success, The Honors College offers a wide variety of unique advantages and opportunities for high-ability students such as yourself to take learning to a greater degree, including: 

 

High-impact learning environments

In honors-designated general education courses and honors-only colloquia limited to 25 students and taught by some of UCM’s most accomplished faculty, you have the opportunity to engage course material, other high-ability students, and your professors in dialog and
discussion-driven learning contexts that are both innovative and challenging.

A vibrant living and learning community

You have the unique opportunity to reside in Houts: Honors College Hall, where you can
live, learn, and become part of a close-knit community of outstanding students and engaged
citizens. Residents of Houts: Honors College Hall cultivate relationships that enhance and
support their educational experiences and provide the foundation for lifelong ties.

Early enrollment privileges

As a reflection of the university’s commitment to academic achievement, you have the privilege of being the first to enroll in courses for the upcoming semester. Such an opportunity is often crucial to ensuring that you complete your academic coursework in a timely manner and with optimized course scheduling.

Funding and advisement for research and creative work from the Coordinator of Undergraduate Research

You have access to dedicated funding for research and/or creative activities undertaken
in conjunction with your Honors Project. Additionally, you are encouraged to attend the
“Developing an Honors Project” session each fall and spring semester.

Funding and advisement for study abroad travel

You are eligible to apply for support to help offset travel costs to participate
in university-approved study abroad programs.

Additional advisement from the The Honors College

In addition to meeting with the student success advisor for your academic college or degree program, you enjoy unparalleled access to staff and faculty of The Honors College, who provides a range of advising services, from assistance with input on possible majors and minors, semester course selections, four-year planning, study abroad, and post-graduate
opportunities, such as graduate school, law school, professional studies, and career
advisement.

Peer-mentoring

As part of your first-year experience as an Honors College student you are matched with
a more seasoned Honors College student who provides an insider’s view on academic and social life in The Honors College at UCM. In this way new and returning students engage one
another in ways that build on and expand The Honors College community.

Honors College Student Association (HCSA)

You are a member of The Honors College Student Association (HCSA). HCSA is all
about student engagement and serves important functions as the voice, advocate, and networking vehicle for students in The Honors College. HCSA is governed by an annually elected executive board of Honors College students who, under the supervision of a staff or faculty member in The Honors College, seeks to connect Honors College students to one another, as well as the UCM and Warrensburg communities, through a wide variety of educational/professional, volunteer, and social events and activities throughout the academic year.

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