The Honors Program

Dominican College’s Honors Program provides the opportunity for our very best students to intensify and enrich their undergraduate education.

Why Join the Honors Program?

Dominican College’s Honors Program provides the opportunity for our very best students to intensify and enrich their undergraduate education. By selecting only those students whose previous academic success indicates both a strong preparation and heightened aptitude for learning, the Honors Program allows our most academically gifted students to challenge themselves in an enjoyable and rewarding way.

Benefits of Joining

  • Heightened Intellectual Challenge: Take courses with the especially gifted and motivated students.
  • Customize Your Education by completing an Honors Project that matches your special interests.
  • Send a favorable message to graduate schools, professional programs, and employers. The best schools and programs are extremely competitive and to be accepted into one of them a student typically needs more than just a high GPA.
  • Financial Support: Students who are granted entry into the program right from high school are awarded a $500 scholarship for the first year and a $1000 scholarship in each of their sophomore, junior, and senior years. Financial support is also provided for all honors students to present their honors project at an appropriate conference.
  • Belong to a community of like-minded students: Being in the Honors Program permits you to meet and develop friendships with a community of similarly motivated students..
  • Trips and Special Programs: Subject to the availability of or interest by honors students, there is room for honors social events as well, such as charitable activities or trips to New York City’s famous museums.
  • All students in the Honors Program are entitled to early registration and are guaranteed admission to the courses and sections of their choosing

Entering the Honors Program

  • All incoming freshmen with a high school GPA of at least 3.00 and a combined English and Math SAT of 1100 are formally invited to join the Honors Program.
  • Invitations are also extended to freshmen who have a GPA over 3.30 after their fall semester at the college.
  • Finally, any student who has a GPA above 3.30 and is able to complete two honors designated courses as well as the six-credit honors project sequence is encouraged to apply to the Program Director for admission into the program.

Why Join the Honors Program?

Dominican College’s Honors Program provides the opportunity for our very best students to intensify and enrich their undergraduate education. By selecting only those students whose previous academic success indicates both a strong preparation and heightened aptitude for learning, the Honors Program allows our most academically gifted students to challenge themselves in an enjoyable and rewarding way.

Benefits of Joining

  • Heightened Intellectual Challenge: Take courses with the especially gifted and motivated students.
  • Customize Your Education by completing an Honors Project that matches your special interests.
  • Send a favorable message to graduate schools, professional programs, and employers. The best schools and programs are extremely competitive and to be accepted into one of them a student typically needs more than just a high GPA.
  • Financial Support: Students who are granted entry into the program right from high school are awarded a $500 scholarship for the first year and a $1000 scholarship in each of their sophomore, junior, and senior years. Financial support is also provided for all honors students to present their honors project at an appropriate conference.
  • Belong to a community of like-minded students: Being in the Honors Program permits you to meet and develop friendships with a community of similarly motivated students..
  • Trips and Special Programs: Subject to the availability of or interest by honors students, there is room for honors social events as well, such as charitable activities or trips to New York City’s famous museums.
  • All students in the Honors Program are entitled to early registration and are guaranteed admission to the courses and sections of their choosing

Entering the Honors Program

  • All incoming freshmen with a high school GPA of at least 3.00 and a combined English and Math SAT of 1100 are formally invited to join the Honors Program.
  • Invitations are also extended to freshmen who have a GPA over 3.30 after their fall semester at the college.
  • Finally, any student who has a GPA above 3.30 and is able to complete two honors designated courses as well as the six-credit honors project sequence is encouraged to apply to the Program Director for admission into the program.

"My Honors project exposed me to a much higher level of academia and I know that it will prove beneficial as I go onto grad school."

Kendra Alexandre '17 
Admitted to Boston University School of Public Health 

Honors Night

Honor Students present their projects at Honors Night, held late in the spring semester. It is one of the highlights of the year and a great opportunity to showcase your hard work.

Financial support is available for students to present their projects at appropriate academic conferences, too!

See the Pictures from the 2017 Honors Night

Program Director

AnnMarie DelliPizzi Citardi

B.S. – Manhattan College
M.S. – New York Medical College
PhD. – New York Medical College

Areas of Interest/Research: The role of eicosanoids in models of angiotensin II-dependent hypertension

Courses Taught: Introduction to Biology, Genetics, Histology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Anatomy & Physiology, Forensic Science.

Professor DelliPizzi is the moderator of Beta Beta Beta, a national honor society for students of biology.

Phone: (845) 848-6009
Email: annmarie.dellipizzi@dc.edu
Office: Prusmack Center 308

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Real World Results

Being a student-athlete at Dominican College prepared me for my future and groomed me to strive for nothing less than my best!

Althea Chambers, '09

Dominican College has had a huge impact on my life both personally and professionally.  Staff and faculty invested in me.  Thanks DC for believing in me!

 Yvette Blitzer, '99

Dominican College offered a great beginning for my academic journey.  The encouragement, support, and belief in my academic abilities were very empowering.

Marylin Kravatz, '93

Dominican College made me feel significant; which instilled a sense of pride that gives me daily encouragement to be all that I aspire to be!

Kinikia Collier, '09

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