|Castle Scholars Honors Program|
The Castle Scholars Honors Program offers students of exceptional ability a broader and more intensive program of study than the usual college curriculum. It provides motivated students in any major field with challenging, cross-disciplinary courses that encourage their academic and personal growth. Participation in the Castle Scholars Program encourages intellectual exchange among students and faculty and fosters independent initiative in academic and creative realms. Castle Scholars are well prepared for success in graduate and professional schools, as well as in the professional world.
Honors seminars are the core of our program. Manhattanville’s most engaging faculty offer innovative and often interdisciplinary seminars that are limited to 15 students, a format that ensures in-depth discussion and exploration of the subject matter. In addition, many of our seminars incorporate experiential learning through trips into New York City and other sites in the region. These classes provide high achieving students with the opportunity to explore areas within and without their intended major, and all of them will fulfill some of Manhattanville College’s General Education Requirements.
Admission to the Castle Scholars Honors Program
There are two ways for students to gain admission to the Honors program:
Castle Scholars in good standing* are accorded the following privileges:
*Any student who does not maintain a 3.6 cumulative gpa will be placed on a one-semester probation in the Castle Scholars Honors Program. If, after that semester, the students cumulative gpa does not exceed 3.6, they will be removed from the program.
Honors Committee Members 2013-2014
Faculty: Elizabeth Cherry, Megan Cifarelli (Director), Diane Gomez, Colin Morris, Jennifer Talbot
Alexis Moore ’14, David Neilsen ‘15, Angela Gigliotti ’14 (alternate)
Professor Megan Cifarelli