Honors Program

Medical Technology

Where motivation gives you an edge

Currently, 8 percent of Manchester's student body participates in the Honors Program, and each year, that number increases as more students see what the Honors Program can offer. Honors students are self-disciplined, creative and organized. They are also highly motivated, with a strong desire to learn.

Mission

The Honors Program at Manchester University challenges students intellectually to understand the interdependence of knowledge in order that they may lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives. 

Vision

We seek to create a collaborative community that enhances students’ learning and discovery beyond the classroom.

Honors students will:

  • convert regular courses to courses for Honors credit.
  • complete an honors thesis to earn an Honors Diploma.
  • show graduate schools and employers their accomplishments. Honors classes will be marked on their transcripts.

Admission to the Honors Program

There are two ways you can join the Honors Program at Manchester University:

  1. You can be admitted as a first-year student. Students who:
    • submit a completed application for admission by Dec. 31,
    • are awarded a Presidential Scholarship or top-level Ability and Interest Scholarship, and
    • attend Scholarship Day
  2. You can be invited to apply. First-year students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 after their first semester will be invited to apply to the Honors program.
  3. Students already enrolled or who are transferring to Manchester University must: 

The Goals of the Honors Program:

  • Students will engage in unique classroom opportunities.
  • Students will challenge themselves with complex and interdisciplinary ideas.
  • Students will develop into leaders who are actively involved on-campus and in the community.
  • Students will build mentoring relationships with faculty and staff.
  • Students will generate professional skills in formal writing, oral presentations, and intellectual dialogue

For more information, contact:

Tim McKenna-Buchanan, Director of Honors Program
Office: Academic Center 310 (NM campus)
Phone: 260‑982-5013
Email: tpmckenna-buchanan@manchester.edu