Honors Program at UMM
The Honors Program provides motivated students a distinctive, academically challenging intellectual experience that complements a Morris liberal arts education. Students who complete the Honors Program graduate “with Honors” in recognition of their achievement.
Director of the Honors Program
Tammy Berberi, Ph.D.
office: 114 Humanities
All students are eligible to apply to the Honors Program, usually in the spring of the freshman year. Academic success in the fall semester, faculty recommendation, and a short essay may be used to determine which applicants have demonstrated the motivation necessary to succeed in the program. In addition to completing 12 credits in the Honors Program, a student must maintain a UMM GPA of 3.5 in order to graduate ‘with Honors.’
Applications are typically due mid-February.
All Honors students must enroll in a core course, IS 2001Hf, "Traditions in Human Thought," which takes an interdisciplinary look at significant works from history, literature, philosophy, and science. After completing the core course, students must complete 8 credits of Honors electives, 2 of which may be earned by means of an approved co-curricular experience, such as a study abroad, internship or service-learning experience.
Previous elective courses have examined ecological health, networks and innovation, the trial of Galileo, the medieval mind, the Apocalypse, utopias, and the tension between notions of a republic and an empire.
Students who are not in the Honors Program may enroll in an Honors course with the instructor’s permission.
Senior Honors Project
Once they have earned the required number of elective credits, Honors students develop a substantial scholarly or creative interdisciplinary work in cooperation with a project advisor. Upon completion, the project is defended before a panel of faculty from different academic disciplines.
Honors Program students elect the 'Honors Council,' an eight-member group that coordinates and plans Honors Program events throughout the year. Activities include participation in service learning initiatives, attendance at lectures, theatrical productions and concerts, dinner with professors, field trips and other outings, and mentoring new members of the Honors Program.
Honors Program resources
Forms for students in the Honors Program
Contact Dr. Berberi for editable versions of the following documents:
Required forms and due dates for the Honors capstone project
Once completed, the above forms should be routed to Tammy Berberi, Director of the Honors Program.
National Collegiate Honors Council