MEC Honors Program

Medgar Evers College Honors Program
Attn: Honors Program Director,
Bedford Building, Library- Room 0111
1650 Bedford Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11225

The MEC Honors Program provides an enhanced Pathways curriculum that is designed to assist students to become critical and independent thinkers through small, seminar-style classes that emphasize experiential and interdisciplinary learning

Message from the Director

Chiyedza Small, Ph.D.
Honors Program Director

The Medgar Evers College (MEC) Honors Program is designed to help students reach their personal, academic, and career potential.  How we do this is by creating an exciting and challenging environment where students and faculty can partner together to elevate learning to a new level.

Through experiences inside and outside classroom, students will become engaged and involved in learning about social justice, community engagement, and understanding global perspectives from an interdisciplinary lens.

You will feel a part of a close-knit community from your first day on campus; I can promise you that your involvement in the program will transform your college experience like no other.

We look forward to you becoming a member of MEC Honors Program.

 

Sincerely,

Chiyedza Small, Ph.D.
Honors Program Director

Why Choose the Honors Program
  • The MEC Honors Program provides an enhanced Pathways curriculum that is designed to assist students to become critical and independent thinkers through small, seminar-style classes that emphasize experiential and interdisciplinary learning
  • We will help you become a member of a network of scholars across the country through membership in the National Collegiate Honors Council’s regional and national conferences, research opportunities, and much, much more!
  • The Honors curriculum allows students to foster independent thinking and conduct independent research, experience travel abroad, participate in service learning, and cultivate future leaders.
  • Honors students will be awarded Academic Scholarships!
  • Students will receive a personal Computer.
  • Students will receive one-on-one faculty Mentoring.
Curriculum

Honors Pathway Courses
Students will register for Medgar Evers College Honors Pathways courses to meet General Education requirements and to successfully complete the Honors Freshmen Seminar Class in their first semester.

Interdisciplinary Honors Electives
Aside from the Honors Pathway Courses, students will be required to take 9 Honors Elective credits. Proposed annually by interested faculty, they are based on the following themes: leadership, science, citizenship, and globalization.
 
Service Experience
Students will participate in local or national service projects for one spring break (at least 40 hours) during their program matriculation.
 
Senior Project/Thesis
Students will complete a Senior Project/Thesis working together with an Honors Faculty Mentor in their major. Students will be required to present an oral seminar of their findings at the Senior Honors Symposium, or National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) conference.
 
Study Abroad Experience
Students are strongly encouraged to participate in one Study Abroad experience that will be connected to either a course in their major or as independent study.

About our Professors

 

Chiyedza Small

Program Director
1650 Bedford Ave,
Brooklyn, New York 11225,
Room 3010
Tel: (718) 270-5010
E-mail: csmalls@mec.cuny.edu

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Honors Program Professors: TBD

Honors Advisory Committee

Gladys Palma de Schrynemakers, Ed.D.

Associate Provost/Assistant Vice President
1650 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225, Room 3010
Tel: (718) 270-5010
E-mail: Gschrynemakers@mec.cuny.edu

 

Zulema Blair, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Adminstration
Director, Freshman Year Program

Christopher Boxe, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences

Wallace L. Ford II, J.D.
Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Public Administration

Hollie Jones, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Deputy Chair
Department of Psychology

Maria Luisa-Ruiz, Ph.D.
Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Foreign Languages

Chiyedza Small, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biology

DEGREES OFFERED
 
Baccalaureate Degree Programs
AccountingBPS Program in Applied Management
BiologyBusiness
Computer ScienceComputer Information Systems
EnglishEnvironmental Science

Liberal Studies

(Focusing in Geography, History or Political Science)

Mathematical Sciences
Nursing (BSN)Psychology
Public AdministrationReligious Studies
Social WorkSpecial Education & Early Childhood Education
Special Education & Childhood EducationChildhood Education
Associate Degree Programs
Business AdministrationComputer Applications
Computer Science

Liberal Arts

(Focusing on Social & Behavioral Sciences, English Studies, Psychology, Philosophy & Religion, & Mass Communication, Creative & Performing Arts or Speech)

Nursing (RN)Public Administration
ScienceTeacher Education
Certificate Programs
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) 
Minors:
ChemistryComputer Science
Criminal JusticeEarly Childhood Intervention
Earth System ScienceEnglish Literature
English WritingEnvironmental Science
Multi-Media and Web TechnologiesPhilosophy
PhysicsPublic Administration
Religious StudiesSocial Welfare
Space ScienceUrban Education
Transfer Programs
As coordinated by The School of Science, Health and Technology, students complete pre-requisites at Medgar Evers College then transfers into one of the following programs at SUNY Health Science Center to complete their degree requirements:
Diagnostic ImagingOccupational Therapy
Physical TherapyPhysician Assistant