College Catalog Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

Special Programs

Honors Programs

Online Programs

Partnership for Nursing Opportunities 

Honors Programs

SUNY Delhi offers honors programs meant to provide high-achieving students opportunities to:

  • challenge themselves intellectually
  • engage in stimulating inquiry while working closely and creating mentoring relationships with faculty members
  • gain recognition from the college as well as potential employers and transfer institutions.

SUNY Delhi currently has three honors programs:

  • Associate's Degree Honors Program open to all students in an associate's degree program with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • Bachelor's Degree Honors Program open to all students in a bachelor's degree program with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • Presidential Scholar Program open to all new incoming students at SUNY Delhi.

Honors courses have limited enrollment to guarantee quality interactions between students and professors, and 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's Degree Honors Program

SUNY Delhi's Associate's Degree Honors Program welcomes students enrolled in any associate's degree program 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 freshmen. In order to be a member of the Associate's Degree Honors Program, students must:

  • Achieve and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.
  • Take a minimum total of 7 credit hours of honors-level course work over two or more semesters.
  • Take at least 6 credit hours (out of the 7 required) of honors seminar courses. The other credit(s) can be obtained through another honors seminar or an honors independent study course developed in conjunction with a faculty member.

Students currently enrolled in an associate's 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's Degree Honors Program

SUNY Delhi's Bachelor's Degree Honors Program welcomes students enrolled in any bachelor's degree program 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's Degree Honors Program, students must:

  • Achieve and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.
  • Take a minimum total of 9 to 12 credit hours of honors-level coursework over two or more academic years. (Online RN-to-BSN Students take a minimum of 9 credits, which will count toward the required 15 credits of upper-division liberal arts and sciences courses).
  • Take at least 6 credit hours (out of the 9 required) of honors seminar courses. The other credits can be obtained through an additional honors class or an honors independent study course developed in conjunction with a faculty member.

Students currently enrolled in a bachelor's 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

Each academic year, the prestigious Presidential Scholars Program selects up to twelve Presidential Scholars among new students to SUNY Delhi. Recipients are chosen from local area high schools throughout New York State. When awarding scholarships, special consideration is given to specific majors that are annually designated by the Provost. This unique full-tuition scholarship program (less NYS TAP and the SUNY Tuition Credit) was established for accepted regional students who obtain a Regents diploma with a high school GPA of at least 90 or above.

To identify our scholarship recipients, the applicants will be ranked by criteria that includes high school average, class rank, SAT scores, and ACT scores (if applicable). 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.

To be considered for a Presidential Scholarship, the deadline for application to SUNY Delhi is February 1.

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Partnership for Nursing Opportunities

SUNY Delhi and Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown have joined forces to provide attractive and affordable paths to an associate's degree in Nursing, as well as employment with a major regional healthcare provider. The student can work part time for Bassett Hospital and continue on through a specially designed educational program leading to an associate's 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.

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Online Programs

Online Criminal Justice BS

The Online Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Criminal Justice is an upper-division program that integrates theory and practice and will prepare students for a career in criminal justice, such as policing, investigation, juvenile justice, probation, or corrections. Students interested in other areas of law enforcement can focus on those areas to prepare themselves for further study in criminal justice, public safety, criminal investigation, private security, or political science. Students complete coursework in each of the six areas identified by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, a key professional and certifying organization in the field of criminal justice studies. SUNY Delhi has articulation arrangements with community colleges across SUNY so that students at other locations may matriculate directly through SUNY Delhi and take their upper-level courses through SUNY Delhi's Online BS in Criminal Justice-SUNY Delhi at SCCC. Graduates from SUNY Criminal Justice AA programs can enter the program with junior status. To view more information about this program, see the Online Criminal Justice BS section of this catalog.

Online Hospitality Management BBA

This program, with a focus on Hotel and Resort Management, emphasizes managerial leadership. It is designed to develop technical with theoretical knowledge, offers a well-integrated curriculum that incorporates the liberal arts, business and hospitality management theory and application, and is tailored for those who aspire to become managerial leaders in the Hospitality industry. The online delivery allows flexible scheduling for students to advance at their own pace. To view more information about this program, see the Online Hospitality Management BBA section of this catalog.

Online RN-to-BSN

The RN-to-BSN program at SUNY Delhi provides educational mobility for registered nurses who are seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The 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 122 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 program, see the Online RN-to-BSN Program section of this catalog.

Online MS in Nursing Education

SUNY Delhi's online Master of Science (MS) in Nursing Education focuses on nursing education and prepares graduates to fulfill roles as nurse educators in pre-licensure and baccalaureate programs, staff development coordinators, and in-service and community educators. This program not only prepares nurses at the graduate level to attain faculty positions, but also serves as a foundation for doctoral studies.

The MS program is totally online, offering versatility and flexibility for the working registered nurse. Precepted practicum experiences for capstone courses are completed in the student's community or through experiences with distance education programs. Opportunities for full- and part-time study are available to allow students to proceed at their own pace. To view more information about this graduate program, see the Online MS-Nursing Education Program section of this catalog.

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