Frequently Asked Questions
What are the requirements to complete the program?
Current Honors students must complete 19 credits in honors seminars: a first-year Ithaca seminar (4 credits) in the fall of freshman year, followed by 12 credits of honors intermediate seminars or one-credit special topics seminars, and culminating with a three-credit senior capstone seminar.
The Honors faculty have proposed a revision of these requirements, to become effective in the Fall 2013 semester for all incoming Honors students, pending approval by the Ithaca College Academic Policies Committee. The revised program requires students to take a minimum of 11 credits of Honors courses (including the first-year Ithaca Seminar), and to demonstrate by portfolio (the Cursus Honorum) that they have experienced significant involvement (either through Honors course enrollment or related curricular or co-curricular activity) in five important areas: academic challenge, global citizenship, cultural engagement, engagement with the scholarly community, and civic engagement. Students will be expected to incorporate into the portfolio artifacts and reflections demonstrating their learning in each area. Finally, students will be expected to complete a thesis, either in their major department, or in a dedicated Honors project.