The Honors Program at Albertus Magnus College
The Honors Program prepares Albertus students to excel academically while exposing them to a variety of cultural opportunities in and around New Haven, Connecticut. Honors students at Albertus have a supportive environment of peers and professors that challenge them to achieve their academic and professional goals.Read Falcon Forum Newsletter
"Our Honors Program means so much to me. I have made lifelong friendships through this program and I have been given countless opportunities to grow as a student and as a person. It is an amazing experience that I wouldn’t trade for anything."
Kaitlyn Amasino, ‘20
Honors Program Vice President
Honors students participate in regional and national conferences, community outreach and internship opportunities, and multiple leadership roles on campus. Personalized academic advising is provided by our Honors Program Co-Directors, Dr. Kristen DeCarli and Dr. Jon Sozek. The Honors Program awards students a renewable scholarship upon acceptance into the program. Students who remain active members in the program are eligible to be nominated for the Catherine de Ricci Award. The connections fostered while in the Honors Program are lasting bonds, making the Albertus experience memorable, enjoyable, and rewarding.
Eligibility & Requirements
Admission into the Honors Program as a first-year student is by invitation, after a review of all application materials. Full-time students at Albertus Magnus College are eligible to participate in the Honors Program after their first year by earning a 3.5 cumulative grade point average.
The Albertus Magnus Honors Program, aligned with the Four Pillars of the Dominican Tradition of Study, Prayer, Community, and Service, offers valuable and practical opportunities for ambitious undergraduate students. At Albertus, we offer extensive Honors options such as: robust course selections; the Aquinas Scholars Program; faculty- student collaborative research; and support for students applying for nationally competitive scholarships.
In order to graduate from the Honors Program, students must maintain a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.5 and complete all academic and enrichment requirements.
Your Story, Our Story
"I decided to be a part of the Honors Program at Albertus Magnus College because I
was looking for a challenge."Jessica Coughlin '21,
Honors Program President
A Few Reasons to Join the Honors Program
- Support While you can expect increased academic rigor from your Honors classes, you will find a supportive environment that encourages growth.
- Early Registration As an Honors student, you are eligible for early registration for classes each semester.
- Adventure Located in the city of New Haven, and in between New York City and Boston, the Albertus campus provides easy access to endless cultural outings.
- Hard Work Pays Off Honors Program participants enjoy perks during their time at Albertus and receive recognition during the Laurel Awards and Commencement exercises.
- Professional Development Opportunities Honors students participate in regional and national conferences, community outreach and internship opportunities, and multiple leadership roles on campus.
- Scholarships A renewable scholarship is available upon acceptance into the program. Students who remain active members in the program are eligible to be nominated for the Catherine de Ricci Award.
Honors Program Activities
While in the Honors Program, Albertus students engage in experiential opportunities and leadership roles, both on and off campus. Students not only achieve academic excellence, but embody all aspects of the Four Dominican Pillars. Honors Program opportunities include:
In Summer 2017, Christine Puglisi ’21 traveled to Fanjeaux, France, together with our former Honors Program Director Dr. Christine Atkins and representatives from other Dominican colleges and universities. There, they studied the history and charism of the Dominican Order in the town where St. Dominic once lived. They traveled throughout the region to various sites of historical importance in both French and Catholic Dominican history.
About this experience, Dr. Atkins explains, “I feel tremendously grateful for the opportunity to engage with such a diverse group of scholars. For 18 days, we witnessed St. Dominic’s vision of seeking and sharing the truth. I will cherish our time together in the breathtaking medieval towns of Fanjeaux, Carcassonne, Lagrasse, Vals, Toulouse, and Paris.”
Honors Program Faculty
Jonathan Sozek, Ph.D.
Director of the Arts and Humanities Collaborative
Co-Director of the Honors Program
Christine Atkins, Ph.D.
Professor of Spanish & Latinx Language, Literature, and Culture
Chair of the Department of Languages and Cultures
Kenneth Jorgensen, Ph.D.
Chair , Department of History & Political Science
Professor of History and Political Science
Thinking about applying to the Albertus Honors Program?
Your hard work will pay in dividends! Meet like-minded students, gain access to additional benefits, and participate in activities exclusive to Honors Program participants. To learn more about this exciting program, download the brochure.