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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Oswego Honors Program

Robert Moore, Director
Norman L. Weiner, Associate Director
224 Campus Center

The SUNY Oswego Honors Program consists of a core of courses designed to stimulate students’ intellectual growth and develop their analytical abilities. Unlike traditional courses, which typically present material from a single field of study, Honors Program courses draw ideas and information from many fields, addressing concerns common to all disciplines and recognizing that there are no boundaries to thought and inquiry. Honors Program courses examine the historical and intellectual origins, the growth, and the development of today’s issues, the connections among them, and their consequences for tomorrow. The Program emphasizes small classes and the lively exchange of ideas in the classroom.

Honors Program requirements substitute for General Education requirements. To graduate from the Honors Program, students must have a 3.0 average overall, a 3.3 average in their major, and a 3.3 in the Honors Core (Honors 140, 141, 200, 201, 300, and 301). Successful completion of the Honors Program requirements is noted at graduation and is recorded on the student’s transcript.

Freshmen are selected each May for the Honors Program on the basis of their high school average and their SAT scores. First-year students who are not selected, sophomores, and transfers may also apply for admission. For information, contact the Honors Program Director.

Oswego Honors Program (51-62cr)

A. Basic Requirements (4 cr)

B. Computer Literacy (0-3 cr)

  • Waiver exam or a course selected from the Gen Ed 2000 list

C. Foreign Languages (3-6 cr)

  • Successful completion of one language in high school through Regents 3 or 4 plus the same language through the Mll 202 level OR Successful completion of one language in high school through Regents 3 or 4 plus a different language through the Mll 102 level OR candidates for a degree in natural science may take one year of German for Research (GER 125/126)

D. Fine & Performing Arts (3 cr)

E. Humanities (3 cr)

F. Mathematics (3-8 cr)

Select one option from the following:

G. Natural Sciences (8 cr)

  • Select two, four-credit natural science courses with labs (may be from the same discipline)

H. Social & Behavioral Sciences (6 cr)

  • One course selected from the Gen Ed list

I. American History (3 cr)

J. Western Heritage (3 cr)

K. Human Diversity (6 cr)

  • One course from the Tolerance & Intolerance in the U.S. General Education list
  • One course from the Non-western Civilizations General Education list

M. Advanced Expository Writing (3 cr)

  • Honors Thesis in major, including oral discourse