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Commonwealth Honors College at UMass Amherst

Learn to make a difference in the world

The Honors Curriculum challenges you to find connections between theory and practice.

Community of Scholars

Honors College students benefit from a tight-knit community, close ties with faculty, small Honors classes, value-added Honors Advising, and access to special programs, merit scholarships, and research grants.

Small Classes, Big Ideas

Honors College students reach beyond the boundaries of their academic majors, while advanced scholarship tracks provide students opportunities to contribute original knowledge to their fields of study.

Campus Full of Opportunities

Honors College students have access to the extensive resources of the University of Massachusetts Amherst — a large research university with roughly 100 majors and wide-ranging opportunities for student engagement.


Recent News


Do you know an undergraduate researcher deserving of recognition? They could be the next UMass Amherst Rising Researcher.


Interested in the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care? Apply today for the Udall Scholarship!


Space is still available in the Honors Discovery Seminar 391 AH Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in Global and American Context


Apply to the Sustainability Innovation & Engagement Fund (SIEF) by February 14 for grant money to fund your idea for a sustainability project on campus.

Commonwealth Honors College 20th Anniversary

Celebrating 20 Years of Ideas, Scholarship, and Community.