If you have the drive, the Frederick Honors College can open the doors.

Forge your own path with innovative programs that cross traditional academic boundaries. Access the full power of a big-city, major research university within a small, curious community. 

Take the lead on independent research, discover all across the globe, and make a tangible difference in the world around you. You can do all of that here — and more.  

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Graduating with Honors

There's no one set way to engage with the Frederick Honors College. We have three flexible options to choose from. 

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Challenge yourself and explore concepts from angles you didn't consider in innovative courses.

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Research and Creative Fellowships

Burning question? Bold idea? Explore it. With a faculty mentor to guide you, lead your own independent research or creative project.

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BPhil Degree

Upgrade any degree to the highest level: a prestigious Bachelor of Philosophy (BPhil). 

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Personalized Advising and Mentoring

Enhance your academic plan with a unique mix of Honors experiences. Get guidance from your Frederick Honors College Academic Advisor or Scholar Mentor.