Honors Program at SUNY Potsdam

How might SUNY Potsdam's Honors Program enhance your college experience?

We offer highly motivated students the benefits of small classes and excellent professors, with special opportunities to pursue advanced independent projects. Here's what you get with the honors program:

  • Student-centered course work
  • Graduation with distinction
  • Early registration
  • Honors lounge and computer lab
  • Optional housing that includes a shared kitchen and lounge
  • Special programing
  • A jump-start into undergraduate research

Who is invited to join?

  • Incoming first-year students with high school GPAs of 95% or higher
  • Second semester SUNY Potsdam students or transfer students with at least 13 credit hours completed and GPAs of 3.5 or higher

We can help you make the most of your academic experience at SUNY Potsdam.

Dr. Thomas N. Baker, Director

Please contact the Honors Program Office at (315)-267-2900 or lawrenbs@potsdam.edu with any questions.

Semester Highlights

SUNY Potsdam's Honors Program invites campus and community to consider the topic of “Race” through a free interdisciplinary lecture series this semester. The “Thinking Across the Disciplines” lecture series invites professors and community members from an array of academic backgrounds to share reflections on race from their own perspectives.

The series kicks off on, Thursday, Feb. 11: “Anthropology of Human Variation, Race and Ethnicity,” with a lecture led by Dr. Nasser Malit, an assistant professor in the College's Department of Anthropology.

Additional lectures on the theme will occur periodically on Tuesday and Thursdays during the spring semester 2016.  Check back at the Honors Program website for updates.

The “Thinking Across the Disciplines” series is free and open to the public.  All lectures will be offered from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in the Raymond Hall eighth floor dining room, which is wheelchair-accessible.

The “Race” series was created by course instructor Dr. Jeremy van Blommestein, an associate professor of sociology.