Why Join the Honors Program?

Dominican University’s Honors Program provides the opportunity for our very best students to intensify and enrich their undergraduate education.

Benefits of Joining

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:

  • Gaining leadership, service, and research experience
  • Early registration
  • Meeting other students who are motivated and engaged learners
  • Honors social events and field trips
  • Opportunities to present at regional honors conferences
  • Opportunities to publish in honors journals
  • Special recognition at graduation
  • Scholarships for students granted entry to the program right from high school
  • A dedicated Honors Advisor to help you navigate a unique pathway through the honors minor: Longtermism, which is an interdisciplinary program exploring the role of academic research in positively influencing the long-term future.
  • A competitive advantage when applying to selective graduate schools, professional programs, and entry-level positions

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.

"My Honors project exposed me to a much higher level of academia and I know that it will prove beneficial as I go onto grad school."

Kendra Alexandre '17 
Admitted to Boston University School of Public Health 

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!

See the Pictures from the 2017 Honors Night

Program Director

AnnMarie DelliPizzi Citardi

B.S. – Manhattan College
M.S. – New York Medical College
PhD. – New York Medical College

Dr. AnnMarie DelliPizzi is a Pharmacologist who joined the faculty of Dominican University in Fall of 2004 after teaching as an adjunct in the Biology Department for one year prior. Courses taught include General Biology, Introduction to Biology, Microbiology, Pathophysiology, Anatomy and Physiology, Forensic Science, Cell Biology, Genetics and Histology. In addition to directing the Honors Program, Dr. DelliPizzi is also the Faculty Moderator of the Nu Psi Chapter of Beta Beta Beta, the National Honor Society for Biology and serves as the Health Professions Advisor. She recently co-authored two new lab manuals with Dr. Emma Sarro, Assistant Professor of Biology, "Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology Lab I" and "Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology Lab II", both of which are published by BVT Publishing.

Prior to starting at Dominican University, Dr. DelliPizzi was on the faculty at Manhattan College, where she taught Genetics, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Anatomy and Physiology and General Biology and also served for several years as the Health Professions Advisor. She currently holds adjunct appointments in the Nursing Department at Lehman College and in the Pharmacology Department at New York Medical College.

Click here for Dr. DelliPizzi's full bio.

Phone: (845) 848-6009
Email: annmarie.dellipizzi@duny.edu or honors.program@duny.edu
Office: Prusmack Center 308

Meet the faculty

Real World Results

The Honors Program opens up many more doors for when you graduate. I am excited to show potential employers all of my hard work the Honors Program pushed me to achieve.

Shannon Truppi, '17

Apart from exploring a new city (Pittsburgh), I enjoyed presenting my honors research to my peers and receiving feedback.

Andrea Zuluaga, '17
Dominican University Physical Therapy

The Honors Program at Dominican University has definitely helped me reach my full potential. I enrolled with my fellow honors students in many unique courses that I would not have otherwise taken. These courses challenged my beliefs in a positive way and taught me things that I can use outside of the classroom.

Christopher Dahl, '17
Stony Brook Medical School

Dominican University made me feel significant; which instilled a sense of pride that gives me daily encouragement to be all that I aspire to be!

Kinikia Collier, '09