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Undergraduate Admissions

Honors Programs

You deserve a university that recognizes your talents and gives you the opportunity to enhance them. Participating in honors courses or programs provide outstanding preparation for careers and graduate school.

Binghamton University offers honors in nearly every major and a host of honor societies. We also have several exclusive honors programs that are by invite only.

Freshman Research Immersion (FRI) Program

Binghamton's Freshman Research Immersion (FRI) program is the only one of its kind in the Northeast and just one of four in the country!

FRI offers academically talented, first-year students the opportunity to start building a lifelong career in the sciences.

For three semesters, students in FRI work alongside faculty who are tackling big-world issues – from developing clean energy to understanding climate change, to preventing Parkinson's disease. In the process, students build enriching professional relationships and set their course for college and career success.

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Binghamton University Scholars Program

A small number of incoming freshmen are invited each year to join the Binghamton University Scholars Program, which provides exceptional students with opportunities to be mentored by top-level administrators and faculty, showcase their work locally and nationally, and enjoy unique access to graduate assistantships and specialized internships.

For three semesters, students in FRI work alongside faculty who are tackling big-world issues – from developing clean energy to understanding climate change, to preventing Parkinson's disease. In the process, students build enriching professional relationships and set their course for college and career success.

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The Source Project

The Source Project offers incoming freshman a chance to do original research with faculty mentors during their first year at Binghamton. Students have the opportunity to discover sources relating to human rights or the patterns of human movement around the world, and from them, gain new knowledge about the world that we inhabit.

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Scholars

PwC Scholars is the honors program in Binghamton's business school and provides students with unparalleled leadership and networking experiences that prepare students to enter the business world as distinguished professionals.

A favorite is the annual international travel experience where scholars go abroad for 10 days to learn about a country's culture and business environment. Past trips have included Germany, South Africa, Italy and Japan. 

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Summer Scholars and Artists Fellowships

This program offers financial awards to students conducting special research, scholarship or creative activities during the summer. With guidance from faculty mentors, students have pursued topics such as integrative neuroscience and music, anxiety disorders and the impact of hydraulic fracturing.

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Last Updated: 6/26/18