Honors Program

Borrowing from Oscar Wilde, do you love learning for learning's sake?
If you do, then the Marietta Honors Program is for you.

As part of the program, you'll take courses that explore a variety of subjects—everything from Renaissance drama to Ethics in the workplace. You'll also have opportunities to participate in cultural events ranging from the sublime—Shakespeare in Stratford, Canada—to the wonderfully ridiculous—"Bat Boy: The Musical" in Pittsburgh.

And the Research Honors Program allows qualified seniors to specialize in their chosen field by working with faculty members on a senior thesis, for many a first step in work they will do either in their professional lives or in graduate school.

So, we'd like to welcome you to the Honors Program at Marietta College webpage! We know that those of you who will be using this will be on campus, in your homes, or in different states all over the country—perhaps, indeed, in other countries.

Therefore, we have tried to create a webpage that will be useful to as many people as possible. Here you will find information about the program, about our students and their accomplishments, and about the events that we enjoy.

Dr. David Brown
Director of the Honors Program
Associate Professor of Biology


Upcoming Events

Honors Thesis Information Meeting - January 20, 2014

You could graduate with honors in your major or minor. To learn how, come to a meeting to learn more about conducting an honors thesis project. We will meet at noon in Bartlett 162 to talk about the requirements and when the proposal is due. This is meeting is primarily for students that are planning on graduating in either December 2014 or May 2015. If you are not able to make it to this meeting but have questions, please contact me brownd@marietta.edu.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Tuesday February 4, 2014

We will be leaving at 4 PM from the Hermann Fine Arts parking lot to head to Columbus.
You can get more information about Ladyshith Black Mambazo at:
Concert at Southern Theatre, Columbus


Summer Fellowship Program - Monday February 10, 2014

Summer Fellowship Program is a competitive program that awards seven students a $2,225.00 stipend and on-campus housing for six weeks following the Spring semester (dates are flexible, but most students follow a mid-May to end-June schedule).  The program supports independent research, pilot research for Honors projects or senior theses, and creative work that students do not have the opportunity to do in the confines of the classroom.  Students work under the supervision of a MC Faculty member for the six-week project. Projects may occur either on or off campus.

Tao: Phoenix Rising - Friday March 21, 2014

We will be leaving at 5 PM from the Hermann Fine Arts parking lot.
You can find more information about this event at:

Gallery Hop, Columbus - Saturday April 5, 2014

Dozens of galleries and non-traditional exhibit spaces, it’s Columbus’ favorite night of the month to celebrate art.
We will leave campus at 2 PM visit galleries in the afternoon, then get dinner before returning.

All Scholars Day - April 16, 2014

Seniors completing honors theses are expected to present at All Scholars Day. This presentation can fulfill part of the requirements of the thesis defense.
The deadline for submitting an abstract for All Scholars Day is March 21. You can get more information about submitting an abstract at:
Abstract submission deadline for All Scholars Day


West Side Story - Thursday April 17, 2014

We will leave campus at 5 PM and get dinner before heading to the play.
You can get more information about the play at:

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