Academic Enrichment

The Merrimack College Honors Program, established in 2008, is designed to enhance and enrich the academic experience of talented, highly motivated students at Merrimack College. 

The program offers challenging classes, encourages interdisciplinary approaches to learning and provides opportunities for students to pursue independent study and research with individual faculty mentors. It can supplement academic degrees and majors in all departments and schools of the college.

Inspired by St. Augustine’s philosophy of teaching and learning, the program is dedicated to:

  • Community Learning. We believe that learning with friends in small classes is the best way to succeed academically and personally.
  • Active Learning. Honors courses are lively seminar-based discussions. They may include service and experiential learning such as community service, field trips, concerts and plays.  
  • Self-Discovery. The honors program challenges students to reach beyond their comfort level and try new approaches and activities in a process of self-discovery.

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