The Commonwealth Honors Program fulfills Salem State's commitment to provide a stimulating academic environment that offers a high quality education at an affordable cost. It's designed to offer a more challenging curriculum to students whose abilities and previous performance are demonstrably higher than the norm. All majors are eligible to participate in Honors. The program enables motivated and talented students to work with our most accomplished and enthusiastic faculty. Honors courses are qualitatively different in design and content, and smaller class size allows greater interaction. A seminar format is used in most Honors courses, giving students the opportunity for independent research, class presentations, and the chance to learn from one another. Field trips and visiting scholar sessions add to a rich academic experience. Students are encouraged to think independently and creatively, and complete a senior honors project, typically a capstone experience that stands as an education high-water mark.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Fun, Fit, Fabulous Fitness Plan: A Service Project Fostering Interactive and Fun Learning of Middle School Health and Wellness Topics, Angela Sowle

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Improving the Student Navigation Center One Minute at a Time: Using Queuing Theory to Predict Wait Times, Alexis Mary Stangas

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Nature's Presents, Samantha Bator

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The Tortoise and the Hare: One Turtle's Journey to Discover the True Nature of Art and Life, Colin Colford

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Predictors of Undergraduate Choice of Major and Academic Performance in College Females, Taicha Cornelio

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Todos Estamos Satisfechos? Are We All Satisfied? A Review of the Literature, Taylor Crampton

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A Study of Social Media's Effectiveness as a Vehicle for Social Change, Judith Culp

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Dog and Shield: The Buffering Effect K-9s Have on Police Officer Strain, Shea Dever

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Measuring the Stress Level of Students Preceding an Exam and Post Animal Interaction Through the Use of Salivary Cortisol, Victoria Duback

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Adolescent Attitudes Towards Social Media in the Classroom, Bryanna Favor

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Topspin: Oval-Track Puzzle, Taking Apart The Topspin One Tile At A Time, Elizabeth Fitzgerald

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Those Loose Ladies: An Examination of Scandalous Puritan Women in Massachusetts From 1635 to 1700, Rachel Fleming

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Public Opinion: How Strong Is the Public Voice in Society Today?, Lindsey Fleury

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Patriot and Loyalist Women of the American Revolution: How Feminine Figures Dealt with the Challenges of War and the Confines of Gender, Micaela A. Fornaciari

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Service Learning in a Fifth-Grade Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) Classroom, Emily Hanson

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Is Vegan Food Really that Bad? The Relation between Moral Identity Threat and Flavor Preference, Paul Hennigan

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One- A Collection of Poetry, Chengyu Huang

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The Problems That Allow Fraud to Occur, Jameel Khader

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Resiliency: Do We Choose It? Exploring the Possibility of a Choice Component of Resilience, Tori Anna Manteo

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An Examination of Privateering as a Preventative Means of Modern Maritime Piracy, Myles Mastrototaro

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The Sociology of Miley Cyrus, Lindsey McGovern

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Fear or Love: Examining Stockholm Syndrome in the Elizabeth Smart Kidnapping case, Christen Marie McLaughlin

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Rosie the Photoshopped: An Exploration in the Media's Use of Women's Bodies, Jacquelyn Murphy

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Knowledge of HIV screening in Women of Childbearing Age: 18-50, Alexandra Najjar

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The Next Step: Social Media and the Evolution of Journalism, Emory Paine