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Honors Program


Honors Courses

The Merrimack Honors Program strives to support the course needs of students from every major in the college. We therefore offer four types of honors courses.

Types of Honors Classes

First, Merrimack Honors offers honors sections of the three courses that every student at Merrimack must take: Introduction to Philosophy, Christianity in Context, and College Writing. A second group of honors courses helps students satisfy core area requirements in the liberal arts, social sciences, math, and science. These include honors sections in psychology, economics, business, education, environmental studies, writing and rhetoric, calculus, and physics (specific courses vary by semester). Third, students may with the approval of their professor earn honors credit in a non-honors course by completing additional research or a special project. This allows the student to get honors credit for upper-level courses in their major. Finally, honors student earn extra credit for honors-related service learning (HON2001-2002) and for work on their senior honors capstone (HON4001-4002).

Recent Honors Courses 

Fall 2014
Course# Section Course Name Instructor
HON2001H   Reflecting on Service Wians/McHugh
HON4002H   Senior Capstone II W. Wians 
BUS1100H B Essentials of Business Analysis P. Antonellis
FAA1270H A Basic Painting 1  D. Raymond
FYW1050H A Honors Intro to College Writing M. Rossi
  B   M. Rossi
  C   E. McWhorter
  D   E. McWhorter
MTH1217H A Calculus I B. Benedict
PHL1000H A Intro to Philosophy G. Heffernan
  B   G. Heffernan
  C   W. Wians
PSY1000H A  Intro to Psychology M. Stroud
RTS1100H A Christianity in Context J. Kelley
Offered to Freshman Only:      
HDE1000H A Intro to Human Development L. Hsu
Honors Option:      
AST1001 A, B Intro to Astronomy R. Pass
EDU2230 A Applied Adolescent Psychology D. Margolis
EDU3210   Psychology of Learn & Assess R. Meegan
MGT3310 B Organizational Behavior J. Parent
Spring 2014
Course# Section Course Name Instructor
HON2002H   Reflecting on Service Wians/McHugh
HON4001H   Senior Capstone I W. Wians 
ECO1201H A Intro to Economics C. Tontar
MTH1218H A Calculus II B. Benedict
PHL1000H B Intro to Philosophy G. Heffernan
PHL2060H A Biomedical Ethics S. Raponi
PHY2212RH A Physics II Recitation D. White
PSY1000H A Intro to Psychology H. Blakeley
RTS1100H A Christianity in Context A. Choi
  B   P. O’Hare
  C   A. Choi
  D   P. O’Hare
Honors Option      
BUS1100 C Essentials of Business Analysis P. Antonellis
COM/WRT2100W A Rhetoric Writing Intensive  D. Burns
EDU2210 A Child & Adolescent Development L. Hsu
HSC3510 A Community Nutrition M. Corcoran