Honors Program

Honors Program

Clarkson University designed our Honors Program for students fueled by intellectual curiosity and new, perspective-transforming experiences. Open to incoming first-year, transfer and current Clarkson students, as well as Clarkson School participants, the program encourages your academic drive and personal growth through a combination of research, hands-on learning and a unique curriculum, plus access to study abroad opportunities, internships and conferences.

Interested in where curiosity and the pursuit of discovery can take you? The Honors Program requires a separate application. Accepted students are then eligible for awards up to $2,000.

What to Expect in Clarkson’s Honors Program

Clarkson’s Honors Program can prepare you for a career that changes our world through new ideas in engineering, the sciences, healthcare, business or technology. The program starts you on this path even before your first year begins. As you seek new challenges and experiences, the Honors Program supports your academic growth, personal development and career success:

Who We Are

For undergraduate students looking for a unique, research-based opportunity, Clarkson offers the Honors Program. This program provides additional academic challenges and experiential learning opportunities to prepare our most promising students to drive positive change in science, technology and society.

Above and beyond Clarkson’s incredible offerings, our Honors Program students benefit from:

  • A residential learning community, as well as peer and alumni mentorship programs
  • Dedicated advising and professional development programs
  • Funding for study abroad, conference travel and other opportunities
  • Summer research opportunities before the start of the first year at Clarkson

Learn From Honors Student's

Curriculum and Expectations

At Clarkson, we believe in learning through doing. The Honors curriculum amplifies this factor through courses exploring creative problem-solving, research and collaboration where science, technology and society intersect. Along with learning from other Honors Program students, you’ll complete a capstone project reflecting your originality of thought, research, creativity and scholarship.

The Honors Program has helped me greatly while I have been at Clarkson. They have opened many doors for me and are the reason I was able to start in a research lab so early on in my undergraduate career. I participated in the pre-frosh research program during Summer 2019, and that is when I began working with Dr. Wilke. I am now Dr. Wilke’s teaching assistant for all of his classes and his research lab manager. Without the Honors Program, I may never have made that connection.

Gracie DeLaBruere '23

How to Apply

Clarkson opens the Honors Program to incoming first-year and transfer students, current Clarkson students and those enrolled in the Clarkson School’s early college courses. The program requires a separate application involving short essay questions, a résumé and the opportunity to tell us about your passion. Transfer and current Clarkson students must additionally show that they have earned a 3.25 minimum GPA for all completed coursework.

Review Application Requirements

Honors Program Staff

Meet your mentors and instructors.

Department Administration

Kate Krueger

Kate Krueger

Director of Honors / Professor of Literature

Email: kkrueger@schillertradedev.com
Office: 315/268-6531

Golshan Madraki

Golshan Madraki

Associate Professor, Engineering & Management / Associate Director of the Honors Program

Email: gmadraki@schillertradedev.com
Office: 315/268-7883

Davis Rogers

Davis Rogers

Assistant Director of Honors

Email: drogers@schillertradedev.com
Office: 315/268-4221

Department Faculty and Staff

Ryan Deuel

Ryan Deuel

Visiting Assistant Professor

Email: rdeuel@schillertradedev.com
Office: 315/268-4332

Steven Weimer

Steven Weimer

Associate Professor

Email: sweimer@schillertradedev.com
Office: 315/268-2160

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