Honors Program

Within the framework of the general education program, SUNY Fredonia has a freshman/sophomore Honors Program open to well-prepared students who enjoy intellectual challenges and are excited by ideas. The program consists of a series of four honors courses on topics that change from semester to semester. Course topics have included "Politics and the Novel," "The Dilemmas of Institutionalized Evil," and "Yuck…Chemicals!" Students take one course each semester (schedule permitting), and the four honors courses replace four general education courses. Students with questions pertaining to the Honors Program are advised to contact the Director, Dr. David Kinkela, at E314 Thompson Hall, or at (716) 673-3876 or by emailing honors.program@fredonia.edu.

In addition to participating in the honors courses and working closely with faculty members distinguished both for scholarship and teaching ability, honors students plan a number of extra-curricular activities and meet regularly to discuss the program in relation to their own developing perceptions of themselves, their values, and their future lives.

Students entering the program in the fall of 2012 must maintain at least a 3.3 GPA to remain in the program. Students will receive a one-time, one-semester grace period to meet the GPA requirement if they fall under the minimum requirements.

Opportunities in Honors are also available for students at the junior and senior levels in the form of departmental honors in a number of programs and the Honors Thesis.

Students who complete the program graduate with Honors in Liberal Education.

Application to the Honors Program is separate from application to the university. While most Honors Program applicants are high school seniors, qualified high school juniors who are considering early entry to the university are encouraged to inquire about the Honors Program.

Please consult the http://www.fredonia.edu/honors/ web page for more information.