Discover the Value of Honor
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is a public, liberal arts, honors college. We open our doors to anyone who has the intellectual potential and capacity to succeed in a rigorous and challenging academic and social environment, and we strive to provide them with experiences that prepare them for global citizenry and for leadership in an uncertain future.
In order to succeed in this goal, we convey to the students the following attributes that represent the beauty of the Liberal Arts tradition:
- Provide students intellectual experiences that span a broad range of subjects from diverse perspectives that facilitate their ability to understand, respect and appreciate different views.
- Encourage students to formulate their own opinions, and be able to effectively communicate, with integrity, compassion, empathy, and respect, that view to virtually anyone.
- Give the students experiences that translate the theoretical into the practical and enhance their ability to work effectively and collaboratively across disciplines to solve the problems of the 21st century.