Honors Program Description
To engage students to become informed global citizens who will develop an understanding of diverse cultures, a willingness to become socially responsible learners and leaders, and are committed to being active, involved members of their communities.
The Molloy College Honors Program encompasses all majors and provides students with an academic opportunity that thematically integrates diverse disciplines. Embedded in the Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Honors Program focuses on perennial issues that shape the understanding and articulation of the human experience throughout the centuries while at the same time underscoring an ever-changing global perspective. This program attempts to challenge students across all disciplines by identifying common interests and goals that address the many issues of global concern.
Although the journey begins in the freshman year as participants in the Honors Freshman Learning Community, it is at the conclusion of the freshman year where the synthesizing begins as students will become participants in the Academe on Global Citizenship at the Salzburg Global Seminar. (Salzburg Global Seminar http://www.salzburgglobal.org/
The seminar format includes lectures and discussions with international faculty as well as formal and informal work in small groups. Topics addressed in lectures and group discussions include globalization and global responsibility; the social, economic and political aspects of migration; the historical legacy of the Holocaust, human rights and humanitarian intervention; sustainable development; as well as the implications of the United States' presence around the world. The program aims to engage participating students as global citizens offering an opportunity to interact with different groups of people to address common concerns.
During the final semester of the program all Honor students must complete a capstone project in order to graduate with Honors Program distinction. Students who have completed the Honors course work will be matched with a faculty mentor who will assist in helping students design a project that synthesizes knowledge gained from academic and scholarly course work and that of their travel and experiences relative to the program and their major. The Honors students will have the privilege to share their insights with the Molloy Community and the option to submit their work to the National Collegiate Honors Council as well as the Northeast Regional Honors Council.