Academics

Honors Program Curriculum

Qualified students can enroll in the Art History Honors Program and can pursue departmental honors by writing an honors thesis on a focused research topic over the course of two semesters.

Honors Program participants must meet the following requirements:

  • a cumulative average of 3.0 or above in all course work at the college

  • an average of 3.5 or above in Art History courses taken at New Paltz

  • completion of twenty-one or more credits in Art History

  • application must be made at the beginning of the last semester of the Junior year

The Art History Department also gives an annual prize to the graduating senior with the highest average in Art History courses taken at New Paltz.