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The Preyer Honors Program provides motivated students committed to academ​ic excellence with an enriching college experience, regardless of major, in and out of the classroom. Engaged students find that our interdisciplinary honors courses will challenge them to achieve their true potential as critical thinkers, reflective scholars, servant leaders and noble individuals. Outside of the classroom the Preyer Honors Program is a community where curiosity and intellectual risk taking lead to more expansive experiences which challenge, and perhaps change, personal beliefs and world views.


Honors Program Mission & Learning Outcomes

​Mission: The Academic Honors Program seeks to identify intellectually curious and academically adept students and to challenge those students to deepen, broaden, and enhance their Queens education, with a focus on leadership and community engagement.​

Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

  1. Students integrate diverse learning experiences through reflection.
  2. Students demonstrate communication fluency using multiple modes of expression.
  3. Students investigate complex problems using interdisciplinary approaches.
  4. Students demonstrate personal awareness of the connection between themselves and the community.
  5. Students develop leadership in community engagement settings.​


​​Curriculum Overview

​To  complete the program and graduate "with Honors" you must complete all the requirements below while maintaining a 3.25 GPA.

Year 1 - Gateway

HNR 110: Honors Gateway Seminar (4cr)  (Satisfies the QEN 101 - Rhetoric & Composition --> General Education Requirement)​

or HNR 120: Honors Seminar

Years 1-3 - Queens Learning Community Seminars

These learning community seminars are not connected to a specific learning community. You will take them the semester you enroll in the general education learning communities. Throughout years 1-3 you will need to complete two (of the three) QLC seminars. Those three options are:

QLC 175H: Honors - Exploring Connections (1cr)

QLC 275H: Honors - Analyzing Disciplines (1cr)

QLC 375H: Honors - Engaing Communities (1cr)

​Years 2-3 - Honorizing Courses

As part of the Honors Program you have the choice of receiving credit for two non-Honors courses by completing an Honorization Contract:

  • ​Any course within your department (200-level or above) 

  • Your departmental/major Capstone Course 

Year 4 - Culminating Experiences

Complete the two courses listed below:

  • QCP 400H: Honors - Culminating Experience (2cr) (Satisfies the QCP 410 - Honors - Culminating Experience requirement)

  • HNR 400: Honors Connects (2cr)​

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9/23/2021 8:42 AM
Quick Links
Current students in the Preyer Honors program, please access the Canvas community site for updated information.
The information for current students who wish to apply in the program is found below:
Queens Faculty/Instructors: Please view the "honorization" instructions and contracts below:

Advising Information
​Mission and Outcomes


Varvara Pasiali, PhD, MT-BC   | (She/Her/Hers)
Livingstone & Associate Professor of Music Therapy
Chair of the Academic Honors Program
704. 688.2720 | direct­­



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