Our Classes

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Our Scholars

Our Scholars

Honors students bring intellectual curiosity into all of their courses. They bring out the best in each other in study groups, in the classroom, and in friendship outside of the classroom. Honors students major in areas across the entire curriculum offered, and strive toward excellence in their fields while enriching each others’ general education with their disciplinary differences.

Our Mission

By providing select topics for exploration and creating an environment where students receive personal attention, the Honors Program helps participants expand their thinking and personal limits. You’ll be able to take fun, yet informative courses on highly specific topics across all areas of interest. Courses like Indigenous Philosophy, Writing the Revolution, and Fungi: Friend or Foe are sure to make your experience at Fisher all the more impactful!

Top-notch education, fun adventures, new experiences, and team-building: that’s what we’re all about. The Honors Program will not only augment your knowledge in the classroom, it will also prepare you for life.

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Admittance to the Honors Program is by invitation for incoming freshmen upon acceptance to the College, and is based upon the successful completion of the Honors application.

Students who do not enter as Honors students but demonstrate academic excellence at Fisher are invited to apply to the program at the end of their freshman or sophomore year. The process for these students, undertaken in May, involves faculty recommendations and completion of the same three essay questions.

Accepted first-year students will receive an annual scholarship of $2,000.

Key Requirements:

  • Maintain a GPA of at least 3.3
  • Participate in two one-credit seminars geared toward increasing skills of inquiry and independence
  • Complete four specializes Honors Core courses, which also fulfill Fisher’s genera; education requirements
  • Complete 3 Keystone Experiences, such as travel, research, and more
  • Attend at least one Honors event each semester

Honors Program Requirements

Honors Program Requirements:

  • HNRS 101 – 1 credit seminar
  • HNRS 199  – 3 credits
  • HNRS 201 – 1 credit seminar
  • 4 Honors Core courses ( 3 credits each)
  • 3 Honors Keystone Experiences  (1 credit each) through which Honors Students customize their own honors experience – academic, service, research, events/activities, etc.)
Note: all 3 credit Honors courses fulfill CORE 2020 requirements (e.g., they are not additional)
All 1 credit honors courses count towards liberal arts credit requirements.

Archery Prize Recipients & Rock Climbing Outing

Keeping our Honors students warm this season!

Here are two of our sweatshirt prize winners from the archery event at the YMCA Camp Arrowhead outing earlier this fall, Mariangelis Gonzalez and Andy Cegielski.



Honors students and professors took on Central Rock Gym this past Sunday!

Check out some of the highlights below.

Honors Student Recognition

Check out the outstanding achievements of our Honors students!


Nicolette Pecor

Senior Marketing major Nicolette Pecor competed in the International Collegiate Sales Competition (ICSC) in Orlando, Florida, hosted by Florida State University. Full story





Eric Green

Eric Green is a senior accounting major and an Honors student here at St. John Fisher College. He was recently named the 2019 recipient of the Martin Palumbos Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation (RABEF) Scholarship. Full story.


Lindsey Garrant and Colleen Senglaub

Honors students in the department of media and communication here at St. John Fisher College, Lindsey Garrant and Colleen Senglaub, took home two of the six awards given to students during the Rochester Chapter of PRSA’s Prism Awards. Full story.


Andrés Ramírez

Andrés Ramírez is a sophomore finance major and Honors student here at St. John Fisher College. He was recently selected to take part in the 2019 Summer Freshman Enhancement Program at Morgan Stanley in New York City. Full story.


Lindsey DeBonis

Freshman honors student and adolescent education major, Lindsey DeBonis, was recently named the Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week after her outstanding performance in her collegiate postseason debut. Full story.


Sydney French and Lauren Gilbert

Freshman Honors students, Sydney French and Lauren Gilbert, were both featured alongside Lindsey DeBonis for their outstanding performances in their volleyball match against Elmira. Full story.