Join an Elite Group of Tomorrow's Leaders
The Marist Honors Program is a vibrant academic community of talented students and faculty from all majors. The program strives to keep students academically challenged while building character, cultivating leadership skills, and emphasizing the importance of civic learning and global citizenship.
Personal Faculty Mentorship Through Research Experiences
Undergraduate research and faculty mentorship are at the core of Marist’s Honors Program. All Honors students engage in one-on-one partnerships with faculty mentors to work on two separate credit-bearing research projects in their major, or in an interdisciplinary field of interest. Students present their research to the campus community at the semi-annual Senior Thesis Project Exhibit and many present their work at national and international conferences.
I loved the idea that the Honors Program focused on seminars and special projects. It’s more work, but there are so many opportunities for really high-level intellectual exploration. The interdisciplinary aspect of the Honors Program is so nice; I’ve met so many people I wouldn’t have met otherwise.
Environmental Science MajorRead Ellie's Story >
I know some people think that being in a lab is kind of stuffy and you don’t really get to know anyone, but there’s a really big group environment. It felt like I was doing something important. You don’t think that what you’re doing in undergrad might be seen by an international audience, but it can be.
Dual Major Biomedical Sciences and BiochemistryRead Carolyn's Story >
I can’t picture myself in a career that doesn’t allow me to write. Ultimately, my dream is to work in the magazine world and continue to write about issues I care about like wellness, culture, and gender, and Marist is preparing me for that.
Communication Major, English MinorRead Sarah's Story >
I was able to present my multi-year study to Congress, which focused on the presence of pharmaceutical runoff in the Hudson River and its effect on plant and animal life. It felt great to share what we’ve discovered in the Hudson River directly with a member of Congress, who is in a position to act on that information and help our local environment.
Dual Major Chemistry and Environmental ScienceRead Matthew's Story >
The Value of a Marist Education
At Marist, we pride ourselves on our dedication to providing our students with a well-rounded liberal arts education that prepares them for practical experience and profound success in their field. But don't just take our word for it - the numbers speak for themselves.