The Honors Program creates educational opportunities for students to expand their options for careers and living. We do this in part through the excellence, diversity, and innovation in our academic programs and the opportunities that New York affords through our commitment to community service and civic engagement.

Honors Requirements

To be and good standing and graduate with College Honors, students are required to:

  • Be a full-time student
  • Complete 10 honors courses (not including FYS 1000H: Honors First-Year Seminar)
  • Meet GPA requirement (3.5)  see statement on Good Standing in Honors and Requirements to graduate with College Honors
  • Complete an annual community service requirement. See for updated policy for Fall 2020.
  • Fulfill the arts and culture event requirement each semester
  • File FAFSA and TAP applications by March 31 each academic year in order to receive your tuition scholarship (NYS residents only), to have these processed and on file for the upcoming academic year.
  • Weissman  majors must complete a thesis (6001 and 6002 in a discipline) or take one Feit Honors Seminar (IDC 4050H) or Harman Writer in Residence course
  • Zicklin majors must take the honors section of the capstone business policy class, BPL 5100H
  • SPA majors must complete the public affairs capstone class, PAF 4401. (PAF Majors must contact their Advisor about contracting their capstone class, prior to the start of the semester, in order for the course to count as Honors).
  • Complete the online  Alumni information form before you graduate.

Other requirements

Curriculum Overview