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Special Academic Opportunities

The heart of your experience at McDaniel College is found in our academic experience, where our faculty's commitment to your educational and professional success prepares you for life after college.

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The Honors Program at McDaniel College Challenge Yourself

Instituted by the faculty in 1986, the McDaniel Honors Program deepens your liberal arts experience by offering academic enrichment to exceptionally motivated and enthusiastic students. You'll join a community of scholars dedicated to academic rigor while living in an environment conducive to the exchange of ideas. 

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A Bright Future Immersive Experiences on the Hill Prepared for Success

Political Science major Dalanda Diallo '22 was awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to study Swahili during her first summer after graduation. Diallo undoubtedly stood out among the pool of 4,500 applicants after being a National Security Fellow, Global Fellow, member of the Honors program, Pre-Law Society, multiple Greek honor societies, and a congressional intern for U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen while on the Hill. 

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Study Abroad Climb Higher, See Farther

Your time at McDaniel can be defined by your time away - be it a semester abroad or a January Term spent stateside. 

McDaniel Budapest in Hungary has been our signature study abroad program since 1994 and is our most popular semester-long destination. Exciting and dynamic classes are offered in areas such as global studies, business, and liberal arts. All classes are taught in English, and federal, state, and institutional aid may be applied to this program.

Jan Term destinations are a traveler's dream, with itineraries in places like The Bahamas, China, Florida, Greece, Arizona, and more.

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Meaningful Scholarship Biology students contribute to international database Student-Faculty Collaborative Summer Research Program

In down-to-earth summer research, four senior Biology majors studied plant-pollinator interactions at the McDaniel Environmental Center with Assistant Professor Holly Martinson. They shared data from their rain-or-shine field work with the international Nutrient Network project while learning the skills that all ecologists need to know.