Honors Program Requirements

The Honors Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies

The Honors Program at Ithaca College is happy to announce our new Honors Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies.

This minor equips students with diverse tools for addressing the complex challenges of today’s world. Students gain knowledge from multiple disciplines, select appropriate methods, and develop skills for dialogue and collaboration with interdisciplinary teams.

With the guidance of an Honors advisor, students design a pathway that includes intensive Honors academic seminars, global citizenship, cultural and civic engagement, and a culminating interdisciplinary scholarly or creative project.

Students may choose whether they wish to graduate with honors by completing the Honors Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies. Although there are many advantages to completing the minor—it offers students access to a wide range of high-impact educational experiences—there is no obligation to do so. Students may participate in the honors community and activities without completing the minor.

Which program requirements are for me?
All honors students on the 2018-2019 catalog (new students in Fall 2018) are enrolled in the new Honors Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Any honors student, regardless of class, can add the new minor. Current sophomores and juniors should plan to attend an advising meeting in Fall 2018 to decide which program is of most benefit to them.

For students graduating in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019, completing the “old program” is likely the best option, but please be in touch with your honors advisor if you have questions.

Here is a helpful one-page checklist, which includes details about Scholarly Achievement points, for completing the old Honors Program!

Honors students in "the old program" must complete a thesis. Here are copies of the Thesis Guidelines and Thesis Proposal Form, which are also available in Taskstream.

Students may choose whether they wish to graduate with honors by completing the program requirements. Although there are many advantages to graduating with honors—students gain access to a wide range of high-impact educational experiences and are able to communicate their accomplishments to employers and graduate schools—there is no obligation to do so. Students may participate in the honors community and activities without completing the minor.


Quick links:
Program Requirements for students in 2018-19 course catalog

Program Requirements for students in course catalogs up to 2017-2018