Honors Program

The Honors Program at York College seeks to provide academic, cultural and social opportunities to enhance the intellectual development of serious, highly able and motivated students.

About The Honors Program

Students accepted to the program will be engaged in challenging classroom discussions within designated honors courses, and will be introduced to a wide array of topics by means of their attendance at seminars, lectures and cultural programs, both on and off campus. The Honors Program at York College is designed to provide students opportunities for research and exploration in a wide array of courses, in multiple disciplines as well as interdisciplinary learning experiences.

The experience of being part of a group of peers, and the rapport with faculty members and designated advisors, constitute fine ingredients for a truly rewarding learning experience.

Application Process

For Current and Transfer Students

  • Grade Point Average of 3.1 Higher
  • Completed Online Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Two-Year Graduation Plan

For High School Students/ Incoming Freshmen

  • 88+ Average (Submit Official Transcript)
  • Completed Online Application
  • Personal Statement

The Academic Program

  • Attend One Cultural Event Per Semester
  • Attend One Extra-Curricular Academic Event Per Semester
  • Complete Three Honors-Contract Courses
  • Attend Honors Seminar meetings each semester 
  • Complete An Honors Thesis
  • Maintain A 3.1 Or Higher Grade Point Average Each Semester

Application Deadlines

Rolling Admissions! Apply Today!

Honors Program Coordinator

Winnie Yan
Academic Core 4D05
Phone: 718-262-5279
Email: honors-program@york.cuny.edu

Honors Program Director

Dr. Jong I. Lee
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Phone: 718-262-2665
Email: jilee@york.cuny.edu