Advanced Studies (fromerly Advanced Studies (Honors Studies))

Certificate Program

School: Social Sciences & Global Studies

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

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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