SUNY Delhi offers honors programs meant to provide high-achieving students opportunities to challenge themselves intellectually, to create mentoring relationships with faculty members, and gain recognition from the college as well as potential employers and transfer institutions. SUNY Delhi currently has three honors programs: the Associate Degree Honors Program open to all students in an associate degree program with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher, the Bachelor Degree Honors Program open to all students in a bachelor degree program with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher, and the Presidential Scholar Program open to high school graduates in Delaware and Otsego counties.
The program offers the chance to engage in stimulating inquiry while working closely with faculty members. Honors courses have limited enrollment to guarantee quality interactions between students and professors. The courses provide in-depth considerations of a wide range of challenging topics.
The Honors Program designation on a student's transcript reinforces to potential employers or transfer institutions that the student has not only maintained a high GPA, but has done so while taking particularly rigorous courses. Dedicated funds are available for competitive Honors Program scholarships. Students can apply for scholarships after they have completed a minimum of one semester enrolled in SUNY Delhi's Honors Program.
Applications, forms, and further information for these programs may be found at www.delhi.edu.
Associate Degree Honors Program
SUNY Delhi's Associate Degree Honors Program began in Fall 2009 and welcomes students enrolled in any associate degree program (AA, AS, AAS, AOS) who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher in their college course work or at their high school if they are entering freshman. In order to be a member of the Associate Degree Honors Program, students must:
Students currently enrolled in an associate degree program at SUNY Delhi who wish to join the honors program may apply with the Honors Program Application. Requests for waivers of course requirements must follow the policies of the Presidential Scholars program.
Bachelor Degree Honors Program
SUNY Delhi's Bachelor Degree Honors Program began in Fall 2009 and welcomes students enrolled in any bachelor degree program (BBA or BT) who have achieved a cumulative GPA or 3.3 or higher in their college course work or at their high school if they are incoming freshmen. In order to be a member of the Bachelor Degree Honors Program, students must:
Students currently enrolled in a bachelor degree program at SUNY Delhi who wish to join the honors program may apply with the Honors Program Application. Requests for waivers of course requirements must follow the policies of the Presidential Scholars program.
Presidential Scholars Program
The prestigious Presidential Scholars Program promotes local high-school students near the top of their high school classes. Up to twelve Presidential Scholars are selected each year from the nominations of Delaware and Otsego county school supervisors. These top-achieving students are provided with a full-tuition scholarship for four or eight consecutive semesters, depending upon their program and upon their maintenance of at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA. Presidential Scholars are required to take an honors course during each semester.
In order to be nominated by their school superintendent, a potential Presidential Scholar must:
The deadline for the superintendent's nomination is March 1st. Each school superintendent can nominate multiple candidates.
Partnership for Nursing Opportunities
SUNY Delhi and Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown have joined forces to provide an attractive and affordable path to an associate degree in nursing as well as employment with a major regional healthcare provider. The program begins with entrance in the A.A.S. program in Nursing at Delhi. After completing the first year of study, a student is eligible for employment at Bassett Healthcare. The student can then work and continue on through a specially-designed educational program leading to the associate degree in nursing from Delhi. Special financial aid is available to program participants. For additional information, contact Delhi's Admissions 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 totally 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. To view more information about this unique program, see the Online RN-to-BSN Program section of this catalog.
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 t,echnology 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; and its online delivery offers versatility and flexibility for working technicians. To learn more about this opportunity, visit the Online B.B.A. in Veterinary Technology Management section of this catalog.
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