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.

Follow


Theses/Dissertations from 2015

PDF

Musica Dementia: Exploring Music and the Mind Through Visual Art, Andrew Paulin

PDF

Personal Growth and Confidence Building in the Middle School Student Facilitated through Theater, Alise Rittershaus

PDF

Advancements of Nursing Roles in Pediatric Burn Care, Stephanie Scherrer

PDF

How Stigma and Negative Attitudes Towards the Mentally Ill Affect Patients' Quality of Care: Moving Towards a Better Understanding for Change, Molly Shanahan

PDF

Maximum Sentencing Under Section 35, Chrysta Slayton

PDF

Systematic Literature Review: A Family Approach to Postnatal Depression, Charlene Swain

PDF

An Investigation of Cultural Awareness: Knowledge, Attitudes Experience and Education, Danielle Marie Terrell

PDF

Disordered: A Collection of Poetry, Jessica Tower

PDF

El Habla Andaluza: The Fight Against Negative Attitudes and the Formation of a Regional Identity, Corinne Turner

PDF

Unreal Magazine: A Feminist Magazine Dedicated to Women in Music, Lauren Vinciguerra

PDF

Depression and Mental Health Awareness Regarding Adololescents Within the Primary Health Care Setting: Study Protocol, Andrew Visconti

PDF

William Butler Yeats: Nationalism, Mythology, and the New Irish Tradition, Samuel N. Welch IV

PDF

Information Available to Patients Diagnosed with Dementia: Interviews With Caregivers and Their Experiences, Leigh Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

PDF

Technical Director of "A Servant of Two Masters", Casey Leone Blackbird

PDF

A Literature Review of the Onset of Social Media and its Effect on HIPPA Violations, Jamie Bogosian

PDF

Art Driven by Adventure, Erin M. Burke

PDF

Shameless: An Examination of Addiction and Alcoholism in the Family, Bianca Andrade Carreiro

PDF

Analysis of Wheatgrass Endophytes, Kimberly Clapp

PDF

The Screen Door: A Collection of Poetry, Felicia Connolly

PDF

The Association of Symptoms of Anxiety in Children Ages 6-12 and the Exposure to Violence in the Media, Jacklyn Crowley

PDF

The Nurses' Role Supporting Quality of Life in School-Aged Children (ages 7-17) with Brain Tumors; Role in Clinic and Support Group, Nichole Dunnebier

PDF

Looking Through the Eyes of Primary School Teachers: A Study of How White Teachers Talk About Race, Jessica Dunn

PDF

Parents' Perception of Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) and Hope for Their Child Living with Plagiocephaly: A Case Series, Gabrielle Durgin

PDF

The Mirena Migraine - A Review of the Pharmacodynamics of Levonorgestrel and Its Implications in Women's Health, Lexus Earl

PDF

The Disappeared Children of El Salvador's Civil War: The Search for Identity and Truth, Flor Frias