University Honors Mission

UH Students visiting Minneapolis Institute of Art


The University Honors Program at UMD is dedicated to providing high-achieving, motivated students advanced learning experiences both in and out of the classroom. Consistent with the University’s overall mission, University Honors offers an enhanced liberal education experience. 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.


University Honor 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.