Honors RAPs

As an entering honors first-year student, you may join an Honors Residential Academic Program (RAP). These programs offer students the opportunity to live together and study together. The courses selected as part of these programs assist you in meeting your General Education and Honors requirements. During the first semester, you'll take two courses with approximately twenty-four other honors students living on your floor. Each of these Honors RAPs is located within one of the three Commonwealth Honors College Living-Learning Communities, also designated as Residential First Year Experience Halls.


There application period to join these Honors RAPs has closed.


Here are the Honors RAPs that will be offered in Fall 2015: 



Concepts in Philosophy Honors RAP

Creativity Honors RAP

Cultural Explorations Honors RAP

Engineering Honors RAP

Global Learning Honors RAP

Health Science Honors RAP

Isenberg Honors RAP

Leadership Honors RAP

Nursing Honors RAP

Science and Math Honors RAP


To see the University's full RAP selection, please look at the RAP website.


If you have any questions, please review our FAQs about Honors RAPs. Any remaining questions should be directed to melissa@honors.umass.edu.