Office of Academic Affairs - Honors Program

Administration Building, Room 503, 718-631-6344

The Honors Program at Queensborough Community College is an academic program that provides an enriched classroom and an overall intellectual experience to students who have demonstrated high academic achievement. Through various activities Honors scholars have the opportunity to expand their knowledge in areas of particular interest, to distinguish themselves among their peers, and to make acknowledged contributions to the intellectual and cultural life of Queensborough Community College.  Such activities include enrollment in specialized Honors sections, uniquely established independent studies and research experiences under a professor's mentorship.  Through this program honors students develop the strong academic and leadership qualities and skills that carry them through to advanced degrees and challenging careers.  Honors students have also presented their work at professional conferences in their academic discipline.  Honors students at Queensborough have found their work enhances their applications for transfer to baccalaureate programs and for competitive scholarships.

Students who are interested in joining the Honors Program or taking Honors classes must meet the following criteria:

Honors contract students must take a special Honors Library Literacy workshop.  All completed Honors courses are designated as such on the college transcript.  To graduate with an Honors certificate a student must have completed a minimum overall GPA of 3.40.  Honors certificate graduates are recognized at the annual commencement ceremony.