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 that lead to professional conference presentations and potential peer reviewed publications. Through this program Honors students develop the desired academic and leadership qualities and skills that strengthen their resume and allow them to apply for scholarships and admission to competitive programs upon transfer. Several students with a strong research background they acquired through this program have been successfully awarded summer paid internships at impressive institutions such as CUNY four-year institutions, as well as Princeton University, Georgetown University, Cornell University, University of South Dakota, Rutgers University, Binghamton University, Iowa State University, Hope College, Stony Brook University and others. Many others have been awarded national recognition and competitive scholarships including the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship, the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, the National American Chemical Society Scholars Award and the Finch Scholarship.
Students who are interested in joining the Honors Program or taking Honors classes may be allowed if
All completed Honors courses are designated as such in the college transcript. To graduate with an Honors certificate a student must have completed a minimum of 12 credits of Honors classes and a minimum of 3.40 GPA. A student may earn honors credits
All Honors contract students are encouraged to complete one Library literacy workshop. An annual Honors Conference is held at the end of the Spring semester where students present their work in front to the college community.