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The Honors Program is designed to stimulate and challenge students intellectually and to give them exceptional academic and co-curricular opportunities to work at a very high level of accomplishment throughout their undergraduate years. The Program is affiliated with the National Collegiate Honors Council.

Starting in their first year, students take a series of at least five courses specially designated as honors. Students must successfully complete at least two honors courses by the end of their sophomore year and at least four honors courses by the end of their junior year. Students in the Honors Program are granted priority registration (the opportunity to register for classes earlier than other students in their year).

Each junior honors student identifies a faculty member who agrees to mentor the student's Senior Honors Project. The Senior Honors Project culminates in a public forum presentation (typically a poster presentation) in late April of the senior year. Students work closely with the faculty mentor on projects ranging from traditional research papers to a variety of individually crafted projects in the arts and sciences.  Students receive special recognition at the presentations of the Senior Honors Projects and at graduation, and their successful completion of the Honors Program is noted on the official college transcript.

Depending on the student's academic profile, admission to the Honors Program is by invitation or by application to the Co-Directors of the Honors Program. Applications for admission to the Honors Program are accepted no later than the end of a student's sophomore year. Wagner College reserves the right to determine membership in the Honors Program. Students must maintain a 3.50 GPA each semester. Those who fall below the minimum GPA any given semester are removed from the Honors Program, but may reapply if both their cumulative GPA and semester GPA reach or exceed the Honors Program's minimum. Students may reapply only once. Applications for admission or readmission to the Honors Program require two recommendations from faculty members and a written essay expressing interest in the Honors Program.

For additional information about the Honor Program at Wagner, please explore the other links on this page. If you have further questions, please email Dr. Amy Eshleman, Professor of Psychology, Director of the Honors Program, at esh@wagner.edu.