Advanced Studies

  • Certificate

Monroe Community College's advanced studies program comes with unique opportunities and personalized attention.

The advanced studies certificate program offers extraordinary students the opportunity for challenging learning experiences. With acceptance into the advanced studies program, you’ll gain admission into Monroe Community College's Honors Institute, and you’ll enjoy specially designed learning experiences inside and outside the classroom.

The advanced studies program and Honors Institute provide you with special opportunities to encounter people, places, events and ideas. You can develop a personal mentor relationship with an Honors Institute faculty member, and you’ll gain benefits that are only available to Honors Institute students. These include:

  • Small-sized honors courses that you’ll attend with MCC's most academically talented and highly motivated students
  • Superior faculty members who have won awards for teaching
  • Advanced curriculum that challenges and rewards high-performing students
  • Collaborative learning and fulfilling volunteer work
  • Off-campus events such as film festivals, field trips, and cultural tours integrated with course work
  • An active club for students who are enrolled in the Honors Institute and the advanced studies program

The advanced studies certificate emphasizes interaction between students and between students and faculty. You’ll enjoy a level of attention that only the highest-quality liberal arts colleges provide to their undergraduates.

The advanced studies certificate is not a stand-alone credential. You’ll earn it alongside your associate degree in whatever major you choose. In addition, you’ll receive a SUNY-registered Certificate in Honors Studies.

Graduation with the advanced studies certificate requires full engagement with Honors Institute activities and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above. The advanced studies certificate program is not financial aid eligible.

To find out how an advanced studies certificate from Monroe Community College can enhance your college experience, contact our admissions office at admissions@monroecc.edu or (585) 292-2200.


ADVANCED STUDIES

Certificate Program

Department:

School: Social Sciences & Global Studies

CIP Code: 24.0199
MCC Program Code: ASC1
NYSED Code (BRI): 32513
NYSED Code (DCC): 32514

Description
Advanced Studies Certificate Program

The Advanced Studies Certificate Program offers extraordinary students the opportunity for advanced learning experiences, which involve first-hand encounters with people, places, events and ideas. Acceptance into the program denotes admission into the College's Honors Institute. Through Institute membership, students will enjoy unique learning experiences within and beyond the classroom.

Through exceptional course-based exploration, unique curricular and co-curricular experiential learning activities, collaborative learning community opportunities, and fulfilling volunteer work, Institute students will encounter learning worthy of their extraordinary capacity for growth. Graduation with the Advanced Studies Certificate requires a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above. The Advanced Studies certificate program is not financial aid eligible.


Advanced Studies with Thesis Certificate

The Advanced Studies with Thesis certificate track offers extraordinary students opportunities to engage in advanced scholarly writing and presentation. Students are required to participate in seminars that explore academic work in depth and prepare them to do original research. The Thesis Track requires public presentation of their research.

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Communicate clearly and effectively a multitude of perspectives on a topic, discipline, or area of inquiry.

Employment Potential
For related jobs: careercoach.monroecc.edu
Occupational Resource: http://www.onetonline.org

Requirements for Program Entrance
The required minimum high school average is 87%, the class rank of top 10-15% and 550 Math or Verbal SAT.
Recommended High School Courses: AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Biology, AP Chemistry

Distribution Requirements Credit Hours

ADVANCED STUDIES CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
FIRST SEMESTER: 6 Credit Hours
ENG 200 Advanced Composition OR
HON 295 Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar
3
HON 195 Honors Seminar in Critical Analysis
3
Total
6
SECOND SEMESTER: 3 Credit Hours
HONORS DESIGNATED ELECTIVE*
3
Total
3
THIRD SEMESTER: 3 Credit Hours
HONORS DESIGNATED ELECTIVE*
3
Total
3
FOURTH SEMESTER: 3 Credit Hours
HONORS DESIGNATED ELECTIVE*
3
Total
3
TOTAL CREDITS **
15
ADVANCED STUDIES WITH THESIS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
FIRST SEMESTER: 7 Credit Hours
ENG 200 Advanced Composition OR
HON 295 Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar
3
HON 195 Honors Seminar in Critical Analysis
3
HON 101 Honors Studies: Orientation
1
Total
7
SECOND SEMESTER: 4 Credit Hours
HONORS DESIGNATED ELECTIVE*
3
HON 102 Honors Studies: Exploration and Discovery
1
Total
4
THIRD SEMESTER: 4 Credit Hours
HONORS DESIGNATED ELECTIVE*
3
HON 201 Honors Studies: Scholarly Process
1
Total
4
FOURTH SEMESTER: 4 Credit Hours
HONORS DESIGNATED ELECTIVE*
3
HON 202 Honors Studies: Scholarly Presentation
1
Total
4
TOTAL CREDITS **
19
*any courses listed as HON can fulfil this requirement.
**Students must complete program requirements with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better and must demonstrate significant involvement in activities recognized by the Honors Coordinator.


For information related to cost, success rate, and student debt in this program, please visit Advanced Studies - Gainful Employment Information.
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