Why Join the Honors Program?

The most important reason for joining the Honors Program is the heightened intellectual challenge that the program provides. However, there are many other advantages to being a member of the Honors Program, including:

Applying to the Honors Program

  • All incoming freshmen with a high school GPA of at least 3.3 are invited to join the Honors Program.
  • Transfer students with a 3.3 GPA and 70 or fewer transfer credits are also invited to apply.
  • Invitations are also extended to current freshmen, sophomores and transfer students who meet eligibility criteria and have completed at least 15 credits at Dominican University New York.
  • Finally, students may petition to apply to the program if they have a GPA of at least 3.3 and are still able to complete Honors Program requirements prior to graduation

“The Honors Program allowed me to enroll in interesting classes that I may not have taken otherwise. In addition, the Honors Program gave me the opportunity to present a project at a conference in Philadelphia and this research helped me become a more effective teacher.”

Josi Sassano ’23
Math with certifications to teach 1-6, 7-12; Special Education

Honors Night

Honor Students present their projects at Honors Night, held late in the spring semester. It is one of the highlights of the year and a great opportunity to showcase your hard work.

Financial support is available for students to present their projects at appropriate academic conferences, too!

Program Directors

Dr. AnnMarie DelliPizzi

Professor of Biology

B.S. – Manhattan College
M.S. – New York Medical College
Ph.D. – New York Medical College

Dr. AnnMarie DelliPizzi received a B.S. in Biology from Manhattan College and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Pharmacology from New York Medical College. Her doctoral research focused on the role of constrictor eicosanoids in models of angiotensin II-dependent models of hypertension.  

Dr. Tanya Radford 

B.A. University of Utah
M.A. University of Utah
Ph.D. City University of New York – Graduate Center

Tanya Radford is Assistant Professor of English and Co-Director of Honors at Dominican University, where she teaches beginning and advanced writing courses, early American literature, Enlightenment literature, and children’s and young adult literature.  

Real World Results