The Mount Aloysius College Honors Program provides highly motivated students with an opportunity for shared intellectual experiences as well as individual academic development within a close-knit community of leaders. The MAC Honors Program prepares students academically for graduate and professional schools while giving them valuable skills for their career and personal life. With an emphasis on personal development, academic challenges, and a diverse and rich variety of cultural activities, MAC honors courses broaden students' academic and personal perspectives while at the same time providing a supportive and stimulating atmosphere for learning.
Faculty teaching within the MAC Honors Program are chosen for their excellence as teaching-scholars and provide students with a challenging interactive classroom format with an emphasis on primary texts and sources. MAC honors classes are generally smaller than other college classes, allowing students to engage in thoughtful discussion with their professors and each other. Students are encouraged to hone their critical thinking and writing skills, develop their leadership skills, engage in activities that serve their community, and enhance each other's understanding of human living in our world. Honors classes fulfill some of the core requirements for the college and do not, in most cases, require any additional courses during the student's undergraduate years.
Mount Aloysius College Honors Program is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council. The goal of this Council is the promotion and advancement of honors and similar education programs in American colleges and universities. NCHC offers opportunities for undergraduates to publish papers and participate in national conferences.
Students who meet the admissions criteria but are not participants in the Honors Program may select to take honors courses; these courses will be designated as honors on the students' transcripts. Honors courses provide an in-depth, creative investigation of subject matter in a seminar format. The Honors courses, to date, include:
Cultural Literacy Seminar: Honors (3 credits)
Rhetoric II: Honors (3 credits)
The Self and Beyond: Psychology/Spirituality: Honors (6 credits)
Human Search for Meaning: The Epic Quest: Honors (3 credits)
Senior Honors Seminar (3 credits)
Students in the Honors Program must meet the following requirements:
Mount Aloysius College is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council. The main objective of this Council is the promotion and advancement of honors and similar educational programs in American colleges and universities.