2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Mar 26, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bascom Honors Program

The Bascom Honors Program is the university-wide honors program that is open to all majors at Maryville.  The program engages high-achieving students in discussion-based seminars focused on inquiry into unique topics with select faculty.  Students who complete the Bascom Honors Program receive special academic recognition on their transcript and at commencement.

Bascom Honors coursework typically applies towards a student’s general education requirements.  Students majoring in degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences fulfill their total general education requirements by completing the Bascom Honors Program.  Students majoring in degrees in other Colleges and Schools at Maryville use individual honors seminars as individual course replacements in their specific general education requirements.

Program Eligibility

First year students entering Maryville with a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 and above are invited to apply to the Bascom Honors Program. Other Maryville students may apply internally if they have GPAs of 3.5 or higher. Transfer students with at least 60 credits to complete and a GPA of 3.5 may also apply to join the program. Students majoring in any department of the University can participate in the Bascom Honors Program.

Students wishing to apply or make inquiries about Bascom Honors should contact their Life Coach or the Director of the Program (acraddock@maryville.edu).

Bascom Honors Program Requirements (29 Credit Hours)

Honors Colloquium


Social Science

  • Honors History/Political Science Seminar
  • Honors Social Science Seminar

Natural Science & Quantitative Reasoning

  • Honors Science Seminar

Honors Electives

  • Honors Elective #1
  • Honors Elective #2

Bascom Honors Program Graduation Requirements

  • Maintain a 3.3 cumulative gpa
  • Pass two Honors Colloquium
  • Complete seven honors seminars with B- or better