If you thrive on being intellectually challenged, you’ll find your place in our programs of excellence. Scranton offers a range of honors and special programs that can enhance and complement your academic experience.
Honors Programplus or minus
The Honors Program supports Scranton’s tradition of excellence and its dedication to freedom of inquiry and personal development. It challenges you with a rigorous education that stresses independent work and intense engagement with professors and other honors students in and out of the classroom. The individualized attention and freedom to explore provided by the program aim to increase your intellectual skills, self-reliance and personal accountability. Example topics include: Jewish philosophy, French-language, theological issues, swordplay for the stage, ovarian microcirculation, privacy in cyberspace, and pain intensity. Learn more about the Honors Program.
Business Honors Programplus or minusThis selective program is geared toward highly motivated undergraduate students interested in pursuing academic excellence in business. Students enrolled in this program will benefit from the program's two main components. The first component is the academic curriculum designed to promote and develop the business skills needed for success. Students will undergo four years of honors studies in the areas of economics, entrepreneurship, operations management, accounting, finance, international business, marketing and management. The second component is focused on the personal development of the individual through a series of extracurricular activities in the areas of service and career building. Learn more about the Business Honors Program.
Business Leadership Honors Programplus or minus
The Business Leadership Honors Program helps students from all majors develop the talents and skills necessary to succeed in leadership settings, especially in the world of business. This highly selective program accepts 15 sophomores each spring to explore the basic theories and concepts of leadership through special seminars and courses in management, ethics, strategy and analysis. Hands-on activities include field trips to learn from top executives and projects in leadership, service and mentoring. In the mentorship phase, you will work with community business leaders on the application of theory to real-world problems. Learn more about the Business Leadership Honors Program.
Magis Honors Program in STEMplus or minusThe Magis Honors Program in STEM provides our undergraduate students with a more intense, interdisciplinary experience of research in STEM fields. Participants are enrolled in a special first year seminar and a series of 1.5-credit seminar courses culminating in a senior thesis project.
Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Programplus or minusThe Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program is available to between 50 and 60 of our most qualified freshmen each year. If you are selected to join SJLA, then you will fulfill your general education credits in a community atmosphere that encourages excellence and service to others. You will develop enhanced writing, oral and critical-thinking skills through specially designed courses in philosophy, theology and literature. This challenging program is ideally suited for students who are looking for a more focused approach in the liberal arts. Learn more about the SJLA Honors Program.
Programs of excellence and Jesuits are always fostering that buzzword - the magis - always do more.
Ronald H. McKinney, SJ.