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College Catalog Fall 2009 - Spring 2010
Special Programs

Honors Program

SUNY Delhi's Honors Program is designed to offer opportunities for students seeking a greater academic challenge and recognition of their scholastic efforts. Through special courses, the Honors Program enables students to identify their intellectual interests and to pursue them in depth. To help students reach their potential as honors scholars, the program aims to:

Currently, students with a minimum grade point average of 3.3 enrolled in any two-year degree program are eligible to apply. Honors Program scholars must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.3 until graduation and must successfully complete a minimum of seven credits of honors work over at least three semesters. Six of these credits must be earned through honors courses, and any remaining credit(s) may be earned through honors independent study courses.

Upon successful completion of the program, Honors Program scholars will be recognized at graduation and will have their participation in the Honors Program designated on their transcript.

Presidential Scholars Program

SUNY Delhi's Presidential Scholars Program recognizes the achievement of local students and assists them in pursuing their college education. This honors program ensures that a limited number of students from Delaware and Otsego counties with strong academic credentials may attend the College tuition free.*

The College solicits nominations for the Presidential Scholars Program from high school superintendents within Otsego and Delaware counties. These nominations are based on the criteria set for the program. Eligible students must rank in the top 15 percent of their graduating class, must earn a Regents diploma with a minimum average of 88 percent, and must submit a 350- to 500-word essay highlighting their extracurricular achievements.

The Presidential Scholars Program is designed for students seeking a greater academic challenge given their ability and personal motivation. Qualified students are challenged through specially designed honors courses. These courses offer an enriched learning environment of seminar-style courses that emphasize critical thinking and independent research.

Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.3 in order to continue receiving the scholarship.

*(Scholarships are awarded for that portion of tuition not covered by other forms of financial aid.)

Partnership for Nursing Opportunities

SUNY Delhi, Hartwick College, and Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown have joined forces to provide attractive and affordable paths to both associate and baccalaureate degrees in Nursing, as well as employment with a major regional healthcare provider. The program is sequential and begins with entrance in the A.A.S. program in Nursing at Delhi. After completing the first year of study, attaining a certificate in Practical Nursing, and passing the LPN exam, a student is eligible for employment at Bassett Healthcare. The student can then work full time and continue on through a specially designed educational program leading first to an associate degree in Nursing from Delhi and then to a bachelor degree in Nursing from Hartwick College. Special financial aid is available to program participants. For additional information, contact Delhi's Enrollment Services Office at 1-800-96-DELHI.

Online RN-to-BSN Program

The RN-to-BSN program at SUNY Delhi provides educational mobility for registered nurses who are seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The RN-to-BSN curriculum is designed with the working registered nurse in mind and offers versatility and flexibility as the program is 100% online. Precepted clinical experiences for select courses are completed in the student's hometown area. The objectives of the program emphasize critical thinking and practice skills necessary for clinical management of patients within a constantly changing healthcare environment. A total of 120 credits is required to earn a BSN at SUNY Delhi; however, the length of the program varies depending on equivalent prerequisite courses completed. Opportunities for full- and part-time study are available to allow students to proceed at their own pace.

Online B.B.A. in Veterinary Technology Management

This four-year degree program is designed for licensed veterinary technicians who have been awarded a two-year degree in Veterinary Technology from an AVMA-accredited college and who wish to continue working while completing their degree. The curriculum, including ten courses tailored to the business aspects of animal medicine, offers students the opportunity to prepare for new employment or career advancement in a variety of veterinary fields. The online degree mirrors exactly SUNY Delhi's on-campus baccalaureate degree.

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Last Updated: 1/6/09