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:

All Honors work must be completed in addition to regular course requirements and must be completed in accordance with Honors standards and CUNY's Policy of Academic Integrity.  Attendance at an Honors Library Workshop is mandatory for all students pursuing an Honors Contract (unless done so previously in a prior semester) in order to receive Honors credit.  All students must receive a grade of B- or better in an Honors Course, in a course for which they have an Honors Contract or in a course for which they attend a series of Honors Specific Workshops, in order to receive Honors credit.  Students who meet these requirements will receive a notation of Honors on their college transcript next to the appropriate course.  To graduate with an Honors certificate a student must have completed a minimum of 12 Honors credits and have an overall GPA of 3.40.  Honors certificate graduates are recognized at the annual commencement ceremony.