Honors students graduate with the distinction of an “Honors Study” degree. The honors experience develops qualities of leadership and service, which often extend beyond the classroom, and which are supported by dynamic faculty, rigorous academic expectations, and a sense of community.
Honors students take many of the same courses as other students, plus three courses specifically designed for students in honors study. With a total of six courses, the honors option provides a multidisciplinary perspective and opportunities to learn outside a traditional classroom setting.
THE HONORS CURRICULUM
The Honors sequence complements study in transfer-oriented degree programs, and is designed to fulfill SUNY General Education requirements.
Students must complete a sequence of honors coursework:
- Hon 101 – 1 credit Introduction to Critical Thinking
- Lib 102 – 1 credit Information Research Skills
- Three elective courses (see below)
- Hon 202 – 3 credit Honors Seminar Course
Students must complete three elective courses selected from:
- Courses specifically designated as honors
- Courses designated as experiential learning (EL)
- Travel study courses
- Students may use one course designated as writing intensive (WI) to satisfy one honors elective.
ACCEPTANCE INTO HONORS STUDY
Acceptance is based on your high school average and your submission of the Honors Study Application. Decisions are based on consultation between the Admissions Office and the Honors study coordinators. Once accepted, you must maintain a 3.0 grade point average to continue in the program. If you are interested in Honors study, contact the Admissions Office or an Honors study coordinator: