A Message From Program Director James G. Snyder
The Marist Honors Program is a vibrant academic community that attracts talented students from all majors. The Program’s mission is to develop scholars, leaders, and global citizens. Honors Program students take seminar-style classes on important intellectual and social problems with Marist’s top faculty. Recently, we have offered seminars on “Moral Cognition,” “Hamilton the Musical,” “Biological Warfare,” “Race in America,” “Biodiversity,” and “Why Nations Fail,” just to name a few. Undergraduate research is at the core of Marist’s Honors Program. All Honors students partner with faculty mentors to work on credit-bearing research projects in their major, or in an interdisciplinary field of interest. Students present their research to the campus community at our Senior Thesis Project Exhibit and Honors Research Forum, and many present their work at national and international conferences. The Honors experience at Marist transcends the traditional classroom, and every semester the Program organizes a wide array of academic, cultural, and social events. In addition, many Honors students choose to live together in Honors Housing over their four years at Marist.