High-Achieving Mocs


Click Here to Apply to the HAM Program for Fall 2019!


Prospective freshmen may apply to both the HAM Program and the Brock Scholars Program, but once they have accepted a place in one program, we will no longer consider their application for the other.


The High-Achieving Mocs Program is a freshman-year-only experience for residential students.  HAM students live together in a dedicated section of university housing, take select courses together during the freshman year, and benefit from special programming and advisement.  Many HAMmers go on to enter the Honors College's Innovations in Honors Program in the sophomore year. Incoming freshmen with at least a 3.5 high school GPA and a minimum 26 composite ACT are especially encouraged to apply to the HAM Program, though other applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Come and be part of this vibrant freshman honors community!

The required curriculum for HAM students is 7 hours of honors course work during the Fall semester, in special sections of the following courses: 

  • English 1150 – Western Humanities II (3 credit hours)
  • History 1120 – World History from 1400–Present (3 credit hours)
  • UHON 1000 – Freshman Honors Studies (1 credit hour)

HAM students have the option to do further honors course work in the Spring semester. Most HAM course work fulfills University general education requirements.

In addition to these benefits, HAM students receive a scholarship for the freshman year.