A GPA of 3.0 qualifies students to enroll in the Honors Study micro-credentials offered by Cayuga Community College. Honors Study students engage in research, leadership, and service that extends beyond the classroom. The opportunity to participate in Honors Study enhances your academic transcript and professional resume, whether you plan to transfer or seek employment.
A micro-credential verifies, validates, and attests that specific skills and competencies have been achieved. Micro-credentials can be offered online, in the classroom, or via a hybrid of both. There are currently two micro-credentials for honors: Honors Study in Critical Thinking and Honors Study in Leadership.
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.
Any student with a GPA of 3.0 or 85% or higher is eligible for admission. Students who do not meet the criteria when they enter Cayuga may join after one semester by earning a 3.0 GPA. Once accepted, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA.
HONORS STUDY AND PROGRAM COMPLETION
Honors Study is available to any student with a GPA of 3.0 or above, whether a first time, transfer or returning student. Honors electives are open to anyone who chooses to challenge themselves with rigorous and engaging content and learning. The honors electives will appear on all transcripts. Honors 101 and Honors 202 are offered online as well as some honors electives.
THE HONORS CURRICULUM
Honors Critical Thinking is awarded for completing Honors 101 and Honors 202 and participating in the SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (or equivalent presentation determined by the Honors Coordinator(s)).
Honors Leadership is awarded to students for completing Honors 101, Honors 202, two honors electives or one elective and a leadership role in a community service project, student activities Club, or Tutoring as determined by their Honors Advisor.
ACCEPTANCE INTO HONORS STUDY
Acceptance is based on your GPA of 3.0 or above and your submission of the Honors Study application. Once accepted, you must maintain a 3.0 grade point average to continue in the program. If you are interested in Honors study, talk to a Student Engagement Counselor or contact the Honors study coordinators.