Honors Program

The Mount’s Honors Program provides high-achieving and motivated students with a distinctive academic experience. The Honors Program challenges students to do their best work by combining unique courses with selected elements of the core curriculum. The program enables students to cross intellectual and interdisciplinary boundaries, and to expand their course of study to fit their individual interests while pursuing any major at the College.

Students, working closely with faculty, engage in discussion and inquiry with peers in small, seminar-style courses, collaborate on group projects, and make liberal use of the cultural and educational opportunities gained in the “off-campus classroom” that is New York City.

The Honors Program culminates with an independent work of scholarship that is either research- or creatively-focused. Recent projects have explored “Aluminum’s Relationship to Alzheimer’s Disease,” “Homestruck: The New Postmodernist Novel,” “Moral Lessons in Jim Henson’s Work,” and “Social Media and Advertising.”

By graduation, students in the Honors Program will demonstrate their abilities as a scholar, greatly enhance their academic and professional resume, and position themselves as a prime candidate for graduate school and professional recruiters.

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Recent Honors Courses

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