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. 

The Honors Program has truly enhanced my Siena experience in that it has encouraged me to engage in intellectual thought that extends far beyond the undergraduate level. I have participated in discussions with my classmates and professors that have encouraged me to strive to learn as much as I can, better preparing me for my academic pursuits that will follow graduation.”

Amanda Tashjian '13

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

Wendy Pojmann, PH.D.

Honors Director and Professor of History