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Honors College at UMass Dartmouth

Honors College: impacting the future

Small class sizes. Exciting research opportunities. Leadership development. Activities & travel.

With advantages such as smaller classes, a living and learning community, research with faculty, and field trips and activities, the UMass Dartmouth Honors College helps students achieve their fullest potential as future leaders in their fields.

Honors student to faculty research ratio


Average high school GPA of first-year students in Honors College


Honors College course selections each year


Honors students enrolled in the Class of 2024

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UMass Dartmouth is trending up

Highlights of an extraordinary academic year

Students and SMART scholarship winners Chris Brunette and James Bourgeois stand side by side in the library
Two UMassD students receive prestigious SMART Scholarship

The Department of Defense SMART Scholarship awards full tuition and a stipend, and guarantees employment after graduation.

Zachary Gay and Moly Gedutis
Future biologist and bioengineer receive 2024 Founders' Scholarship

Scholarship offers a four-year "full ride" for two high-achieving Massachusetts residents

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Honors College enrollment increases by 32% in just three years

Growth follows change from a program to college, higher admission standards, and increased Honors courses and opportunities


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Honors Nursing major
Olivia Munyambu '24: Researching the mental health of UMassD students of the African diaspora

Honors nursing major's research exposes healthcare disparities in the U.S.

McCord Murray '24, Data Science and Mathematics dual major.
McCord Murray '24: The science of math

Data science and math dual-major unlocks his potential

Christopher Brunette sitting in the library
Christopher Brunette '24, '25: Never stop asking "why?"

Electrical and computer engineering student says curiosity is what makes him an engineer

Honors Bioengineering major
Olivia Collins: Developing a laser light technique to detect early cancer

In memory of her mom, Honors bioengineering major hopes her research will contribute to the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer


Amy Shapiro

Honors College

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