University Honors at UMD is dedicated to providing high-achieving, motivated students engaged learning experiences both in and out of the classroom. The program is designed to create a strong community of peers eager to challenge themselves and to encourage meaningful scholarship, service, leadership, and cultural experiences. Consistent with the University’s overall mission, University Honors offers an enhanced liberal education experience designed to develop leaders with a broad approach to academics, research, creative activity, and public engagement across the disciplines.
Honors students will learn to value the pursuit of knowledge broadly, to see the importance of being intellectually curious across disciplines, and to perceive the world from multiple perspectives. They will become leaders excelling not only in their chosen professions or graduate studies, but also in the quest for the betterment of their relationships, communities, and the overall human condition.