A Message From Program Director Dr. Carolyn Matheus
The Marist Honors Program is a vibrant academic community that attracts talented students from all majors. The Program’s mission is to foster the development of scholars, leaders, and global citizens. We strive to keep students academically challenged while building character, cultivating leadership skills, and emphasizing the importance of civic learning and global citizenship.
Honors Program students take seminar-style classes on important intellectual and social topics with Marist’s top faculty. A few of the many seminars offered include Moral Cognition, Hamilton the Musical, Technology and Ethics, Biological Warfare, Race in America, Biodiversity, and Why Nations Fail.
Undergraduate research is at the core of Marist’s Honors Program. All Honors students partner with faculty mentors to work on credit-bearing research projects in their major, or in an interdisciplinary field of interest. Students present their research to the campus community at our Senior Thesis Project Exhibit and Honors Research Forum, and many present their work at national and international conferences.
Honors students may choose to live together in Honors Housing over their four years at Marist, and participate each semester in a diverse range of academic, cultural, and social enrichment opportunities. The Honors experience at Marist transcends the traditional classroom and strives to challenge and engage students in deep and meaningful ways during their time at Marist College.