Honors Program

The Honors Program at Frostburg State University prides itself on blurring boundaries traditionally found in academia. These boundaries include

  • hierarchies among faculty, students, and administrators
  • boundaries among academic disciplines
  • boundaries between the classroom and other arenas

honors programStudents participate in faculty development workshops, serve on the Honors Program governing committee, and function as equal partners in the redesign of the program’s curriculum and requirements. Administrators routinely teach honors courses and seminars. An Undergraduate Research Opportunity program pairs honors students with faculty mentors. Throughout the program, students, faculty members, and administrators operate as collaborators in the learning process.

Honors courses, even if they are housed in a particular discipline, incorporate material from multiple disciplines and encourage critical thinking. Specially designed interdisciplinary seminars are offered each semester. Recent topics have included “Mental Illness,” “Digital Storytelling,” “Social Entrepreneurship,” “Paradigms of Time,” “Power and Control in America,” “Sociolinguistics,” “American Political Thought,” “Science on Trial,” and “New York City and Modern American Culture.” 

The Honors Program at FSU expands the locales and texts of traditional study. Travel/study experiences are offered as honors seminars and have included:

  • “International Politics” in Ireland
  • “Mythology as Sacred Geography” in Greece
  • “Art and the Social World” in New York City
  • “Environmental Issues” in Ecuador

Honors/International Housing in Cambridge and Frost Halls offers students the opportunity to live in a learning community with special programming to complement their honors courses. Honors Learning Communities offer integrated courses and co-curricular activities. Students and faculty members are active participants in state, regional, and national collegiate honors councils. FSU’s Honors Program students are campus leaders active in student government, campus publications, Greek life, and other co-curricular organizations.

Questions? Contact Dr. Greg Wood at gwood@frostburg.edu.

"The honors program gave me the opportunity to conduct research with honors faculty, and I presented my research at both the FSU Undergraduate Research Symposium and the Northeast Regional Honors Conference.”

Katie Dignan
Honors Program

Honors Program
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532
301 .687.4998
Fax: 301.687.7074
honorsprog@frostburg.edu