Advanced Studies Certificates

Honors students can earn one of two certificates in addition to their chosen degree. To earn the Advanced Studies Certificate (ASC1) a student must complete 15 credit hours of Honors courses with at least a 3.5 GPA. Students can earn the Advanced Studies Certificate with Thesis (ASC2) with 19 credit hours of Honors courses, at least a 3.5 GPA, and public presentation of work completed under the guidance of a faculty member. Acceptable forms of work include research presentations, artistic performances or shows, literary works, engineering projects, or scientific experiments. 

Obtaining either the ASC1 or ASC2 indicates that you seek academic challenges, engage in interdisciplinary study, and challenge yourself to become a thinker, visionary, researcher, and leader.  

Honors students can complete either Advanced Studies Certificate while earning an MCC degree in their discipline. For questions about completing the certificate in conjunction with your degree, contact the Honors faculty advisor for your school or the Honors Coordinator. 

The degree requirements are as follows:

Advanced Studies Certificate (ASC1)

Credit Hours Courses
HUMANITIES/OTHER - 3 Credits
3 ENG 200: Advanced Composition or HON 295: Honors Seminar in Research Writing
PROGRAM - 12 Credits
3 HON 195: Honors Seminar in Critical Analysis
3 Honors Elective
3 Honors Elective
3 Honors Elective


Advanced Studies Certificate with Thesis (ASC2)

Credit Hours Courses
HUMANITIES/OTHER - 3 Credits
3 ENG 200: Advanced Composition or HON 295: Honors Seminar in Research Writing
PROGRAM - 16 Credits
1 HON 101: Honors Studies: Orientation
1 HON 102: Honors Studies: Exploration and Discovery
1 HON 195: Honors Seminar in Critical Analysis
1 HON 201: Honors Studies: Scholarly Process
1 HON 202: Honors Studies: Scholarly Presentation
3 Honors Elective
3 Honors Elective
3 Honors Elective

 

Any course with the HON attribute in the master schedule qualifies as an Honors Elective. The Advanced Studies Certificates are SUNY-recognized awards that appear on your transcript where transfer schools take notice.