The Department's Honors Program offers academically talented students a more advanced and challenging educational experience related to the study of families. The program provides opportunities for involvement in scholarly independent study, intensive interaction with faculty, and examination of a range of family topics in greater depth than is possible in the normal program of study. Students enroll in special Honors courses, Honors option work in regular courses, and independent research. The program culminates with the presentation of a Senior Honors thesis. Students are recognized at graduation for their superior achievement in Family Science.

Interested students must apply three semesters (not including summer) prior to graduation; application deadines are May 1 for Fall semester, and December 1 for Spring semester.

To apply now, click here.

For additional information, contact:
Dr. Mia Smith Bynum
Chair, Family Science Honors Program 
1142W School of Public Health
301.405.0299
msbynum@umd.edu