The Honors Program at USFSM is a 9-credit sequence that culminates in an undergraduate thesis and develop the ability to pursue independent research. Honors students have the opportunity to present original arguments with scholarly authority and integrity by writing a mentored undergraduate thesis and discussing it in an academic presentation. 

For specific program policies and course titles, check out the Academic Catalog. To apply or learn more about the program, contact Dr. Melissa Sloan at

Honors Program FAQ

Who is eligible to apply to the the Honors Program?

Undergraduate students in every major, who have a strong academic inclination, are invited to incorporate the USFSM Honors Program into their course of study.

Why would a student apply to the Honors Program?

Students who seek extra challenge in their undergraduate study, instruction in the ways of scholarship, and the opportunity to pursue independent research will find these desires met by the USFSM Honors Program.

Is there official recognition for completing the Honors Program?

Having completed the Honors Program with an approved thesis will be recorded on the diploma and the academic transcript, to be noted by graduate schools and employers.