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.
First-year Research Immersion (FRI) Program
Binghamton's First-year 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.
Binghamton University Scholars Program
A small number of incoming first-year students 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.
The Source Project
Binghamton research opportunities aren’t limited to the hard sciences. The Source Project is for students interested in the liberal arts (humanities and social science). Students produce original research and learn how to communicate and disseminate the relevance of what they have found, adding another layer to the ongoing conversation of how to make our world better.
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.
Watson College Scholars
The Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science believes that fostering a learning environment that is inclusive to both women and underrepresented groups benefits all of us. Watson Scholars work with faculty and experts on solving today's most pressing issues, such as healthcare, clean energy, cybersecurity and autonomous systems.
Scholars receive internship and job placement assistance, and mentoring and networking opportunities with multinational companies who have partnered with the college.
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.