The Moreau Honors Program enlivens and challenges students through a curriculum taught by the most gifted and demanding professors at the college. In both the Cornerstone Program and beyond, honors courses are designed to stimulate independent thought by combining rigorous academic standards and classroom discussions with relevant and enjoyable extracurricular events. Through the enhanced learning experience afforded by smaller classes, the program leads students into lasting habits of reflection and a full, creative engagement with the world.
The Moreau Honors Program is designed to provide the following for Honors Scholars:
- Engagement with experience of active learning, featuring distinct opportunities for intellectual growth and independent thinking;
- Development of qualities of informed, insightful, and compassionate leadership, including peer leadership opportunities;
- Recognition of a sense of place within a community of Honors Scholars through the Moreau Honors Leadership Seminar (HON100), other Honors gatherings, and Learning Community options;
- Opportunities for creative expression, service, and independent research both at Stonehill and beyond;
- International experiences for Honors credit.
Benefits of the Moreau Honors Program:
- Small, seminar-style honors courses capped at 20 students.
- Priority registration for all courses.
- Special transcript notation of honors status.
- Recognition at graduation.
- Advising by Honors Program Director and honors faculty.
- Letters of verification that describe the program and list specific honors coursework completed by the student.