Honors Program

The Penn State Greater Allegheny Honors Program is tailored for high-achieving students aiming to maximize their college experience. Students admitted to this program enjoy numerous benefits:

  • Early class registration
  • Small class sizes
  • Research opportunities
  • Experience in oral and written presentations
  • Honors-sponsored events

Students can earn Honors credits through Honors courses, Honors options, or independent studies, allowing them to customize their own Honors curriculum.

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Admission into the Honors Program

Admission is by invitation only, based on academic achievements and potential, as well as enriching life experiences beyond the classroom. Eligible incoming first-year students receive invitations from the Honors committee during the admission process. Currently enrolled students may be invited at the beginning of each semester, and under special circumstances, with approval, at other times.

Please note, separate qualifications exist for admission to the Schreyer Honors College.

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Honors Credit and Grade Requirements

Students in the campus Honors Program must fulfill requirements in two general areas. Additional requirements apply to students also in the Schreyer Honors College. For detailed information, view the requirements below:

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Student Research and Creativity Conference

Penn State Greater Allegheny hosts two Student Research and Creativity Conferences annually, where all Honors students present their research projects and creative accomplishments.

Registration for the Spring Research and Creativity Conference is now closed. We look forward to your presentations at the fall 2024 conference!


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Honors Program Alumni

Honors Program members who graduate in good standing from Penn State Greater Allegheny are recognized as Honors Graduates. They receive an alumni profile on the honors website and wear honors cords during graduation.