Honors Program


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The MEC Honors Program provides an enhanced Pathways curriculum that is designed to assist students to become critical and independent thinkers through small, seminar-style classes that emphasize experiential and interdisciplinary learning.

Why Choose the Honors Program?

The MEC Honors Program provides an enhanced Pathways curriculum that is designed to assist students to become critical and independent thinkers through small, seminar-style classes that emphasize experiential and interdisciplinary learning

We will help you become a member of a network of scholars across the country through membership in the National Collegiate Honors Council’s regional and national conferences, research opportunities, and much, much more!

The Honors curriculum allows students to foster independent thinking and conduct independent research, experience travel abroad, participate in service learning, and cultivate future leaders.

  • Honors students will be awarded Academic Scholarships!

  • Students will receive a personal Computer.

  • Students will receive one-on-one faculty Mentoring.

Honors Pathway Courses

Students will register for Medgar Evers College Honors Pathways courses to meet General Education requirements and to successfully complete the Honors Freshmen Seminar Class in their first semester.

Interdisciplinary Honors Electives

Aside from the Honors Pathway Courses, students will be required to take 9 Honors Elective credits. Proposed annually by interested faculty, they are based on the following themes: leadership, science, citizenship, and globalization.

Service Experience

Students will participate in local or national service projects for one spring break (at least 40 hours) during their program matriculation.

Senior Project/Thesis

Students will complete a Senior Project/Thesis working together with an Honors Faculty Mentor in their major. Students will be required to present an oral seminar of their findings at the Senior Honors Symposium, or National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) conference.

Study Abroad Experience

Students are strongly encouraged to participate in one Study Abroad experience that will be connected to either a course in their major or as independent study.

The Medgar Evers College (MEC) Honors Program is designed to help students reach their personal, academic, and career potential. How we do this is by creating an exciting and challenging environment where students and faculty can partner together to elevate learning to a new level.

Through experiences inside and outside classroom, students will become engaged and involved in learning about social justice, community engagement, and understanding global perspectives from an interdisciplinary lens.

You will feel a part of a close-knit community from your first day on campus; I can promise you that your involvement in the program will transform your college experience like no other.