Requirements

Designation Requirements

Students earn the Honors Program designation on their transcripts and seal on their diplomas upon graduation if they have been accepted in and attained the following in the Honors Program:

  1. Completion of all degree requirements, and
  2. Achievement of a 3.5 GPA at the time of graduation with no semester GPA less than 3.0.
  3. Student must successfully complete a Capstone research project

Note: Students not in the Honors Program but interested in taking an Honors course should contact the Honors Program Coordinator for more detailed information.

Program Requirements

A.A. Degree A.S. Degree A.A.S. Degree

6 credits Honors English

(ENG 101H and ENG 102H)

6 credits Honors English

(ENG 101H and ENG 102H)

6 credits Honors English

(ENG 101H and ENG 102H)

3 credits Honors Humanities 6 credits Honors Social Science 6 credits Honors Social Science
3 credits Honors Social Science 4 credits Calculus I (non honors section) (MAT 205)** 4 credits Calculus I (non honors section) (MAT 205)**
4 credits Calculus I (non-honors section) (MAT 205)** 3 one-credit Honors seminars (HON 201H) 3 one-credit Honors seminars (HON 201H)
3 one-credit Honors seminars (HON 201H) 1 credit Honors Service Learning (HON 120H) 1 credit Honors Service Learning (HON 120H)
1 credit Honors Service Learning (HON 120H)

2 credit Honors Capstone (HON 288H & 289H)

2 credit Honors Capstone (HON 288H & 289H)

2 credit Honors Capstone (HON 288H & 289H)    

** Depending upon degree requirements, this requirement may be fulfilled by taking one of the following math courses: MAT 125 Introduction to Statistics; MAT 121 College Algebra; or MAT 131 Pre-Calculus and one of the following lab science courses: BIO 101 General Biology I;CHM 105 General Chemistry I; GLG110 Introduction to Geology or BIO 143 Field Biology; PHY 101 General Physics I.

Service Learning: Students complete 45 hours of community service over two semesters; generally done in the freshman year.

Capstone Project: Students complete an independent research project of their choice, working with a faculty mentor, for public presentation. The topic is proposed in the penultimate semester and completed in the final semester.

Contact Information

Honors Program Coordinator
Elaine Torda

Phone: (845) 341-4004
E-mail

Honors Program Assistant
Phone: (845) 341-4294
E-mail

Honors Program Fax
(845) 341-4028 Attn: Elaine Torda