The Honors Program at Nazareth College engages a community of student-scholars in an interdisciplinary program of study in order to foster a commitment to ongoing intellectual curiosity, build leadership in local and global communities, and develop the skills and knowledge to address the complex issues facing our world.
Students need to maintain a 3.5 GPA to continue in the program. See full description of the GPA Requirement and Probation Policy.
Rochelle Ruffer, Ph.D.
Rachel Bailey Jones, Ph.D.
Honors Program Requirements
Students choose one or more tracks from those listed below.
Develop expertise in research and writing, culminating in an original interdisciplinary thesis, or creative research project
- Complete a research methods course from AHI 390, COMM 301, ECO 480, HIS 381, LGS 255, MTH 490, MKT 327, MTR 403, PSC 221, PSY 200, PSY 201, RES 399, SCI 250, SOC 352, SWK 352, or THA 351
- Complete an interdiscplinary course from ANT 318, COMM 341, COMM 360, COMM 389, ENGL 341, ENGL 348, ENGL 370, ENG 389, ENGL 410, HIS 317, HIS 332, MUS 471, PSC 341, RES 306, SOC 321, SOC 333, SWK 300G, SWK 304, SWK 305, THA 371, THA 372, or WGS 302
- Honors Student Advisory Board or Research Mentor
Make significant impacts to the community by designing and planning a community-focused capstone project.
- Upper level (300 and above) service learning/community-focused courses or clinical/practicum - 6 credits
- Sustained Community Engagement (co-curricular)
- Service Trip (co-curricular)
Engage deeply with global communities, research, and create a globally-focused project or thesis.
- Study Abroad - Fall, Spring or Summer term (minimum 5 weeks)
- Intermediate Foreign Language - (2 courses above intro level)
- Upper level (300 and above) global courses - (at Nazareth or abroad - 6 credits)