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Honor’s Program Mission
The mission of the Honors Program is to provide high-quality, rigorous, and rewarding educational experiences for academically high-achieving students and to enhance the intellectual and co-curricular experience at the College.
Admission & Maintenance Requirements
- To participate in the Honors Program, all eligible students must sign a contract of commitment by Orientation of their freshman year. (This document serves as the contract).
- Students are eligible if they have a high school average of 90 and above and have earned a NYS Regents diploma or equivalent.
- Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) to remain in the Honors Program.
- If a student’s cumulative GPA drops below a 3.0, a student is placed on honors program probation for one semester.
- If the student’s cumulative GPA is not raised back to 3.0 at the end of the probationary semester, the student is dismissed from the honors program.
- Students must take 27-30 credits of honors-designated courses, at least 12 of which must be at the 300- or 400- levels.
- Students must take and pass honors program seminar for 0 credits each semester.
- Students must take a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 18 credits of honors-designated courses in their program major.
- Students must conduct self-assessments at the end of each academic year reflecting on their intellectual and personal growth, using evidence from their course work and activities to substantiate claims.
- The honors program coordinator will evaluate students.
- If a student fails an honors seminar, he or she is dismissed from the honors program.
- A student’s financial aid status may be adjusted if he or she voluntarily leaves or is dismissed from the Program.
Todd Baker, Professor of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
[email protected] • 716-961-1827
Elizabeth Battaglia, Professor of English/Honors Program Chair
[email protected] • 716-961-1860
Dr. Sylvia Grmela, Associate Professor of Music
[email protected] • 716-961-2861
Dr. Ryan Hartnett, Vice President for Academic Affairs
[email protected] • 716-961-1800
Lucy Waite, Director of Library Services
[email protected] • 716-961-1863
Adam Weekley, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts
[email protected] • 716-961-1816
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