Honors Program

Honors Program

General Overview

SUNY Delhi offers honors programs meant to provide high-achieving students with 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 two honors programs, the Associate's Degree Honors Program open to all students in an associate's degree program with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher, and the Bachelor's Degree Honors Program open to all students in a bachelor's degree program with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.

Associate's Degree Honors Program

SUNY Delhi's Associate's Degree Honors Program began in Fall 2009 and welcomes students enrolled in any associate's degree program (AA, AS, AAS, AOS) who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher in their college coursework or at their high school if they are entering freshmen. 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.

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.
  • Successfully complete 12 credit hours of honors-level coursework over two or more semesters. This can include at least one Honors Independent Study (HONR 290) and one Honors Contract
  • Take at least 6 credit hours (out of the 12 required) of honors seminar courses. The other credit(s) can be obtained through an Honors Independent Study course developed in conjunction with a faculty member, and/or adding an Honors Contract to a non-honors course.

Students currently enrolled in an associate's degree program at SUNY Delhi who wish to join the honors program may apply online. 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 began in Fall 2009 and welcomes students enrolled in any bachelor's degree program (BBA, BT, RN to BSN) who have achieved a cumulative GPA or 3.3 or higher in their college coursework or at their high school if they are incoming freshmen. 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 graduate-level programs that the student 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.

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 15 credit hours of honors-level coursework over two or more semesters. (RN to BSN: 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 credit(s) can be obtained through an Honors Independent Study course developed in conjunction with a faculty member, and/or adding an Honors Contract to a non-honors course.

Students currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree program at SUNY Delhi who wish to join the honors program may apply online. Requests for waivers of course requirements must follow the policies of the Presidential Scholars program.