Emmanuel College's Honors Program offers highly motivated students a comprehensive, four-year academic and co-curricular experience culminating in a senior capstone project. Honors students take rigorous, reading and writing-intensive courses that prepare them for advanced study and successful competition for scholarships and fellowships. Students participate in engaging co-curricular activities, such as a tour of the United Nations in New York and performance of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. There are currently 69 students in the program.
The program develops high-level skills in creative, critical and ethical thinking and communication. It also provides students with teamwork and leadership skills in honors courses and through service and research opportunities. Honors courses, which are capped at 20 students, are discussion-based and interdisciplinary. Each course fulfills a General Requirement.
Students receive an Honors Certificate at the end of their senior year if they complete the program. To be awarded with an Honors Certificate, students complete five honors courses, one "Honors Experience" and a project related to Distinction in the Field. The Honors Experience can include a study abroad experience, the opportunity to work as an instructional assistant or as a research assistant.
These are the benefits of the Honors Program:
- Small, interactive classes with outstanding professors; classes fulfill General Requirements and have the prefix HONOR on transcript
- Opportunity to receive funding for travel, research and creative activities related to distinction project. Recipients of 2012-13 Honors Program Creative and Research Activities Awards
- Special mentoring from professors about course choices and additional opportunities that the College provides to high-achieving students, such as study abroad opportunities, scholarships and fellowships, and graduate school options
- Opportunity to work with professors on research projects and serve as instructional assistants
- Opportunity to take on leadership roles through peer mentoring, organizing co-curricular honors events, and by serving in the community
- Free participation in engaging co-curricular activities
- Receipt of Honors Certificate upon completion of program
Acceptance into the program is based on students' high school GPA and SAT scores. Honors students are required to maintain a minimum G.P.A. of 3.3 to remain in the Program.
Should you have questions regarding this exciting opportunity or any other aspect of an Emmanuel education, please contact the Office of Admissions at 617-735-9715 or email@example.com.