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The Honors College at SUNY College at Old Westbury is more than just academics—it’s a unique college experience that begins before you even arrive on campus and continues beyond graduation.

The Honors College serves academically-talented, committed students who wish to pursue and achieve academic excellence. The College strives to ensure an enriched academic and social experience for its members and to create an environment that fosters active, innovative learning.

The Honors College is open to eligible freshmen, first- and second-semester sophomores, and first-semester transfer juniors.

Only a select group of students are invited each year to join the Honors College. Graduate schools, professional programs and employers all look with strong favor on applicants who have completed the extra challenge of being in an Honors College.



  • Honors College Book Scholarship: $3,000 over four years
  • Priority registration before freshmen, sophomores and juniors
  • Honors College advisor
  • Internships, study abroad scholarships, and research opportunities.
  • Honors College notation on SUNY Old Westbury graduation transcript
  • Reserved parking
  • Access to the Honors College Study with state-of-the-art computers and FREE printing
  • 1,000 volume :Liberal Arts & Sciences Honors College Library
  • Free activities and trips
  • Free Luncheon seminars



No separate admission application is required for the Honors College. Freshmen are evaluated according to the information they provide on the SUNY application. Sophomores and junior transfers are evaluated by the director of the Honors College. Eligibility may be determined by a range of criteria including a high school average of approximately 90 or higher and S.A.T. scores of approximately 1100 (combined reading and math scores). Currently, admission is limited only to first-semester freshmen. Admission is based on past academic performance and the promise of an equally impressive record at SUNY Old Westbury. The Honors College values the continued pursuit of excellence. For detailed information, please contact Dr. Anthony DeLuca, Director of the Honors College at 516-876-3177 or via email at delucaa@oldwestbury.edu .



  • First-Year
    Fall Term
    • First-Year Seminar “Ethics of Engagement”(4 credits)
    • An introductory Arts & Sciences Course(4 credits)

    Spring Term
    • English Composition 2(4 credits)
      Past offerings include Lyric Poetry of Emotion
      Psychological Themes in Literature

  • Second-and Third Years
    • 2 Honors Courses(8 credits)

    • Choice of Experiential Learning Opportunity ( 2 credits)
      • Internship or
      • Guided Research or
      • Study Abroad

  • Fourth-Year
    • Senior Capstone Experience(4 credits)

      Total: (26 credits)



To remain in the Honors College, students must do the following:

  • maintain an overall G.P.A. of a 3.3
  • complete 26 credits of Honors College requirements: 5 courses, an internship, or guided research, or study abroad experience. Only one of these three experiential learning opportunities must be completed.
  • continue to be a full-time student (minimum of 12 credits per semester)
  • Be an upstanding citizen of SUNY College at Old Westbury, acting in accordance with the College’s Mission Statement (link to Mission Statement) and within the parameters outlined in its Code for Student Conduct (link to code for student conduct).



Please feel free to contact:

Anthony L. DeLuca, Ph.D.
Director, Honors College
SUNY College at Old Westbury
New Academic Building, Room 1021
Old Westbury, NY 11568-0210
Phone: 516-876-3177
Email: delucaa@oldwestbury.edu



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Adolescence Education(7-12)- Biology (BA,BS)

Adolescence Education(7-12)- Chemistry (BA,BS)

Adolescence Education(7-12)- Mathematics (BA,BS)

Adolescence Education(7-12)- Social Studies BA

Adolescence Education(7-12)- Spanish BA

American Studies B.A.

Biochemistry B.S.

Biological Sciences B.A., B.S.

Business Administration B.S.

Chemistry B.A., B.S.

Childhood Education (1-6) B.S.

Childhood Education with Bilingual Extension (1-6) B.S.

Comparative Humanities B.A.

Computer Science B.S.

Criminology B.S.

Health & Society B.S.

Industrial & Labor Relations (B.A., B.S.)

Language & Literature: English, B.A.

Management Information Systems B.S.

Mathematics B.S.

Media & Communications B.A.

Middle Childhood Education (5-9) - Biology B.S.

Middle Childhood Education (5-9) - Chemistry B.S.

Middle Childhood Education (5-9) - Mathematics B.S.

MiddleChildhood Education (5-9) - Spanish B.S.

Philosophy & Religion B.A.

Politics, Economics & Law B.A.

Psychology (B.A., B.S.)

Sociology B.A., B.S.

Spanish Language, Hispanic Literature & Culture B.A.

Special Education & Childhood Education (1-6) B.S.

Special Education with Bilingual Extension (1-6) B.S.

Visual Arts B.A., B.S.

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