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  MAC Honors Program

Welcome to Mineral Area College's

Honors Program

Any student enrolled in classes may take advantage of the various opportunities offered through honors credit as long as the instructor teaching the class is willing. 

Only those students who meet the criteria listed in the eligibility and completion sections of the brochure will be allowed to enroll in MAC's Honors Program and receive full recognition at Commencement.

For more information, please call Dr. Diana Stuart, Honors Director, or Lisa Johnson, Exec. Admin. Assist., at 573-518-2100 or email

Honors Program Brochure

Honors Contract

Reversal Forms are located in Student Services Office

This is a list of faculty who have offered Honors in their classes in past semesters

This is a list of classes offered in past semesters.  Check with your instructor to see if they offer Honors for their class.

Honors Program Student Survey Results


Testimonies from Honors Students:

“After being accepted into the RN program, it was an option that would allow me to dive into the matieral with more depth and all of the courses offered would allow me to obtain enoughh ours to graduate with Honors. The process was simple and more directed. I am now able to gather a better understanding of the material presented in class.”
                                            -- Cassandra Turner, Spring 2012 graduate

“The MAC Honors Program experiences helped me to be able to take on more responsibility and still complete quality work and to be self-directed. I like being able to explore my curiosity in the sciences and getting to know my instructors better”
                                                           --Abigail Goff, Spring 2011 graduate

“MAC Honors experience helped prepare me for my field by helping me understand that I will have to reaearch new materials every year on work because methods are always changing and it also taught me to be patient.
Some things I enjoyed were meeting new people, getting to work one on one with the instructor and learning more about histology.”
                                                       -- Molly Barnes, Spring 2011 graduate


Program Requirements:

  • High school GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale;
  • An ACT composition score of 21 or equivalent;
  • A minimum Compass reading score of  89;
  • A continuing student must have a college GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.


Graduation Requirements:

  • Have an accumulative GPA of at least 3.00 upon submission of the graduation application
  • Complete a minimum of 4 classes totalling at least 12 hours of Honors credit;
  • Receive a "B" in all Honors courses. NOTE: A "C" or below in any Honors course will disqualify you from the program!  You may not take an extra Honors course to make up for a "C."
  • Schedule an exit interview with the Honors Director during the semester of graduation, at least two week prior to the graduation date.


Statements from students...

What experiences do you feel will be helpful in your future education/career?

*  I believe my work ethic and professional communication skills have improved and will help me in the future with communicating with my co-workers and patients.

* I feel more able to prepare learning resources for other people and present them to an audience in a professional and educational manner.

* Never give up, don’t not do something just because you don’t have to. Always strive for better and more.

What did you like best about the Honors Program?

* That it is flexible and it incorporates students’ personal interests into their honors projects.

* I can learn more about the subject I am taking a class in than I would have without doing it for Honors.

* The opportunity to have the self directed learning. It’s great to be able to pick something I’m passionate about and then turn that into a real life project. I was happy to be able to do the work but then to be able to share the information with my classmates made it all that much more worthwhile.