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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Oswego Honors Program

Gwen Kay, Director
Casey Raymond, Associate Director
221 Marano 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, 204, 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 (39-49 cr)

B. Foreign Languages (3-6 cr)

Successful completion of one language in high school through 3 or 4 years plus the same language through the MLL 202 level - OR - Successful completion of one language in high school through 3 or 4 years plus a different language through the MLL 102 level.
Note: The Modern Language courses are denoted collectively by MLL

C. Western Civilization (3 cr)

D. American History (3 cr)

E. Select three courses from the following: (9 cr)

F. Mathematics (3-8 cr)

G. Natural Sciences (4 - 6 cr)

  • Select one, four-credit natural science course with lab OR
  • Select two, three-credit general education approved natural science classes in two different disciplines.

H. World Awareness (3 cr)

Select one course form the General Education list

I. Honors Capstone Course (3 cr)

J. Advanced Expository Writing (4 cr)

K. Computer and Information Literacy (0 cr)

  • Infused in students’ majors