Honors Program

Honors Program

The Honors Advantage

The UW-Marinette Honors Program is designed to enhance the college experience for students with distinguished academic records. It provides a network of support and a challenge for students who seek to perform at exceptional academic levels and who are motivated by curiosity and intellectual engagement.

Students participating in the UW-Marinette Honors Program may gain:

  • Immediate on-campus connections with other students who are dedicated to academic success 
  • Experience working one-on-one with professors on research projects
  • Experience applying what they learn through service learning or internships
  • Early entrance to the courses of their choice (all Honors students who maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA are eligible for first-day registration)
  • Opportunities to give back to other students through scholarship fundraisers 

Graduating with Honors

Students who graduate with an Associate of Arts and Sciences with honors will:

  • Be able to indicate on their resumes and future applications/scholarship applications that they received this specific honor with their degree, and
  • Be invited to wear a special honor cord during the spring graduation ceremony, and
  • Have on their diploma the statement that their Associate Degree was earned with honors 


To be eligible to apply to the program, a student must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Have graduated in the top 15 percent of his/her high school class or earned a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.5; or
  • Been enrolled in the UW System (including UW-Marinette) for at least one semester and earned a minimum GPA of 3.5 on at least 12 earned credits; or
  • Have an ACT score of 27 or higher; or
  • Have transferred from a college or university outside of the UW System where he/she had achieved a minimum cumula- tive GPA of 3.5 on at least 12 earned credits; or
  • Completed with a B or better 4 Advanced Placement/Youth Options/Concurrent Enrollment courses

Eligible students must submit a brief application to the Honors Program Advisor, Professor Jennifer Flatt, and submit proof of having met at least one of the above criteria. 

Graduation Requirements

To graduate from UW-Marinette with an Associate of Arts and Sciences with honors, a student must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25, and

  • Earn a B or better in the one-credit LEC 100 Honors Course, and

  • Present/perform at least once at the UW-Marinette Undergraduate Research and Performance Conference (or equivalent approved conference), and

  • Actively participate in Honors Program meetings and/or scholarship fundraisers (to be verified by Honors Program Advisor), and

  • Participate in at least one of the following activities:

    • Successfully pass a discipline-specific independent study (299 course), or

    • Successfully participate in a paid or unpaid internship program affiliated with UW-Marinette for a minimum of 40 hours, or

    • Successfully complete a service learning project tied to a course that is not required by the professor

  • It is the student’s responsibility to provide sufficient evidence to the Honors Program Advisor of completion of the above requirements when asked to do so. Students may continue to participate in Honors Program activities if their cumulative GPA dips below 3.25, but will not graduate with honors.