The Standish Honors Program expands opportunities to develop critical and creative thinking; to gather, synthesize, and analyze evidence in making reasoned and informed judgments; to appreciate cultural diversity; and to enhance written and oral communication skills.
The Standish Honors Program deepens the Siena experience through personal interaction with faculty and staff both inside and outside of the classroom.
At Siena, honors work is a different kind of work. It requires our Saints to take responsibility for their education, develop intellectual curiosity, participate in in-depth research, inquiry, and study.
Something for Everyone
No matter your interests, our Honors courses will spark your curiosity. Our courses and sections are available in English, history, religious studies, philosophy, accounting, political science, economics, psychology, and biology.
Recent Honors Theses
“Hope in Business: Does Consumer Hope Affect Buying Behavior?”
Jonathan Deis ’12
“Sacrificing Civil Liberties for National Security: A Study of Public Opinion in the Post 9-11 Era”
Thomas Carney ’12
“The Dopaminergic Link Between Schizophrenia and Parkinson’s Disease”
Shineigh Wren ’12
“Control Mechanisms of Thermo-Orientation in the Wing Louse”
Rachel Boughton ’11
“The Role of Sensory Processing Sensitivity in Romantic Relationship Fulfillment”
Alexandra Viglucci ’13
“Deriving the Ages of the Oldest White Dwarfs”
Erin O’Malley ’11
Honors Director and Professor of Religious Studies