What is the Honors Program?
The Honors Program is a small community of about 180 students that was first founded in 1997. We are diverse, nationally and ethnically, with about equal numbers of women and men, representing all majors at Clarkson. We are passionate about what we do and we are expected to work hard and collaborate closely in order to solve problems. We know that in order to succeed professionally and to make a difference in the world we have to be innovative, and combine our technical knowledge and creativity in new and sustainable ways. We hold each other accountable to high standards of personal and professional performance, as we support each other to realize our individual and collective goals.
Honors students are self-reflexive learners and critical thinkers, who take individual initiative and work collaboratively to solve problems. They have excellent written and oral communication skills. They are engaged across campus and are leaders in clubs, athletics, performance arts, and service organizations. They seek experiential learning opportunities such as internships and study abroad, and they all conduct original research or creative projects under the mentorship of a faculty member for their Honors Thesis. Honors graduates typically go on to prestigious graduate/professional schools or take fast track jobs in industry.