Honors Program

Students who meet the criteria listed in the eligibility and completion sections of the Honors Program brochure are allowed to enroll in MAC's Honors Program and receive full recognition at Commencement. Contact the course instructor to determine if the course is offered for Honors credit.

For more information, please call Dr. Diana Stuart, Honors Director, or Lisa Johnson, Executive Administrative Assistant, at 573-518-2100 or email ljohnson@mineralarea.edu.

Honors Program Brochure

Honors Contract

Reversal Forms are located in Student Services Office


“After being accepted into the RN program, it was an option that would allow me to dive into the material with more depth and all of the courses offered would allow me to obtain enough hours 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 research 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

  • 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.
  • Have an accumulative GPA of at least 3.00 upon submission of the graduation application
  • Complete a minimum of 4 classes totaling 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 weeks prior to the graduation date.

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.