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Honors Program

Students studying together in the DAC.

Dare to know! Join the D'Youville honors program and benefit from your dedication to learning as you connect with a community that shares your passion and curiosity for self-improvement and discovery. 

The D'Youville Honors Program is about more than just academic achievement — it's about thinking for yourself and taking your knowledge out into the world in exciting, innovative, and liberating ways. It’s about connecting what’s happening in your classes to the world at large. If you want to join a community of passionate learners who are ready to get more out of their education, the D'Youville Honors program is for you.

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  Benefits of the Program

The Honors Program offers participants the opportunity to learn and grow alongside other highly-motivated and passionate students. Organized into cohorts, students join a fun and supportive learning community, forging what will hopefully be lifelong bonds.

  Admission To the Program

The Honors Program is open to both incoming and continuing students in any major at D'Youville. The application is competitive, with strong applications showing evidence of internal motivation, potential for growth, and commitment to critical thinking and creative problem-solving. Students with interest in the program are encouraged to contact an academic advisor or the director of the program, Dr. Brandon Absher.

More Information

Students interested in learning more about the D'Youville Honors Program should contact:
Brandon Absher, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Email: absherb@dyc.edu

Before starting your application, please be sure to have your information, contact information for your two references, and your two essays available. 

Essay Topics (250-500 words, each):
  Deadline to Apply: (Check back in the spring)