Director of Program: Marjorie Roth, Ph.D.
Nazareth College offers an honors program to provide its most capable students with opportunities and challenges appropriate to their abilities and motivation. The goal of the program is to encourage academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, and independent scholarship.
Students admitted to the honors program complete two semesters of study in logic and rhetoric followed by two graduate-level honors seminars and an honors thesis in the senior year. Themes for the seminars may change from year to year, but all seminars are interdisciplinary in nature, exploring selected topics from many points of view. All topics involve in-depth study of important primary source materials selected for their diversity and historical scope.
In addition to seminars and informal programs, the honors program sponsors a Distinguished Lecturer Series, bringing to campus prominent thinkers, writers, educators, artists, and political and religious leaders.