Honors Program


Honors Program Director Keynote Speaker at Ecocriticism Conference in Ireland 

Associate Professor of English and Director of the Honors Program Christine Cusick served as keynote speaker at the Ireland and Ecocriticism Conference held at the University College Cork in June 2014. Christine, whose research focuses on the cultural and material intersections of ecology, narrative and place, is the author of "Out of the Earth: Ecocritical Readings of Irish Texts."


The Seton Hill Honors Program is for students who prefer courses with an additional academic challenge - but who aren't interested in adding a lot of extra classes to their course load as they prepare for careers or graduate school. Honors students take Honors sections of four required liberal arts courses, in addition to one Honors seminar and one Honors Capstone Experience. Upon completion of the program, Honors students receive "Honors" distinction at graduation and on academic transcripts, and letters of recommendation from the Honors Program Director.

Honors Scholarships

Honors scholarships are awarded to first-year students who are accepted into the Honors Program. These awards are $2500 annually and are renewable for a total of eight semesters as long as the student remains in the Honors Program and maintains a 3.3 GPA.

Honors Housing

Honors Housing is offered to first-year Honors Program students who plan to live on campus. Beginning in fall 2015, students will enjoy living in DeChantal Hall, generally reserved for upperclassmen. Living in the Honors community offers students the opportunity to fully integrate their academic lives beyond the classroom. 

Honors Community

If you enjoy academic challenge and would like to research the topics that interest you most, study abroad, travel to local historic/cultural sites, or develop new skills that will prepare you to serve others - with the support of a community of faculty and fellow students who will push you to be your best and support you along the way - you will thrive in the Honors Program at Seton Hill.