The mission of Erie Community College's Honors Program is to challenge academically talented students, providing them with an enriched Liberal Arts education in order to nurture learning, build character and promote leadership, ensuring that their undergraduate opportunity is an educationally rewarding experience.
To graduate with recognition from the Honors Program, students must complete at least three Honors courses and a capstone experience. Students will select three Honors-designated courses, with the option to take one Honors course in the student's major area of study. The capstone experience is an Honors Capstone Seminar
Course which focuses on the development of critical thinking skills on a
specific topic, which may vary from one semester to another.
Some benefits of the program include: small Honors classes, working with peers who share an enthusiasm for learning, an opportunity to apply for a variety of scholarships and awards, publication and presentation opportunities, and undergraduate research opportunities.
Students may apply to the Erie Community College
Honors Program at the time of their admission to the college, or in subsequent
semesters. Although a student’s academic record is strongly considered in
admitting students to the program, it is not the only consideration. Those
students with the ability and a keen interest in education are also encouraged
to apply. Admission to the program is through the Honors Coordinator, and
a personal interview is recommended. Once accepted into the program, all
Honors students must maintain at least a 3.25 GPA.
The Honors Program is open to both full- and part-time students in any degree program. Additional information can be obtained from the Honors Coordinator, the offices of the campus Assistant Academic Deans or from the Admissions Office.