Advanced Studies (fromerly Advanced Studies (Honors Studies))

Certificate Program


CIP Code: 24.0199

MCC Program Code: ASC1

NYSED Code (BRI): 32513

NYSED Code (DCC): 32514

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Advanced Studies Certificate Program

The Advanced Studies Certificate Program offers extraordinary students opportunities for advanced, multi-dimensional learning experiences. These can include courses enhanced with outside learning experiences, meetings with researchers, advocates, and writers, and participation in scholarly meetings. Acceptance into the program denotes admission into the College's Honors Institute.

Graduation with the Advanced Studies Certificate requires significant involvement in extracurricular, cultural, leadership, and service activities recognized by the Honors Coordinator and 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.

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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
ENG 200 Advanced Composition OR HON 295 (formerly IDC 295) 3
HON 195 Honors Seminar in Critical Analysis (formerly IDC 195)3
Additional courses required for Thesis Track:
HON 101 Honors Studies: Orientation 1
HON 102 Honors Studies: Exploration and Discovery 1
HON 201 Honors Studies: Scholarly Process1
HON 202 Honors Studies: Scholarly Presentation 1
TOTAL CREDITS (15 for General Certificate, 19 for Thesis Certificate) **15-19
*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.

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