2018-19
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Honors College Courses (HON)

Honors College

106 Capen Hall
North Campus
Ph: 716-645-3020
F: 716-645-3368
Karyn St. George, Ph.D.
Administrative Director
Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah, Ph.D. and Jessica Seabury
Senior Assistant Directors
Tim Matthews
Assistant Director
Jessica Gorski and Allison Suflita
Academic Advisors

The Learning Environment

The Honors College is a diverse living and learning community of gifted scholars, experienced advisors and committed faculty for the student who craves a challenge and wishes to do more with his/her education. We provide the experience of a small liberal arts college backed by the intellectual resources of a major research university to deliver a dynamic curriculum that moves far beyond the classroom.

The curriculum expands across a student’s undergraduate career. In the first year, Honors Colloquium provides a venue for service learning and civic engagement while Honors seminars provide a small, intimate setting for meaningful faculty-student interaction and rich discussion. As students are encouraged to engage in rigorous coursework within and outside of their major and engage in research, internships, and study abroad. This curriculum is meant to provide students with transformative experiences that will hopefully lead them to future career aspirations.

About Our Facilities

The Honors College office suites includes administrative and student advisement offices, along with the state-of-the-art Don Schack Student Lounge.

The Honors College classrooms and colloquium room are complete with modern technology and mobile furnishings that give instructors flexibility in how they configure the learning environment, making them ideal for seminars and other special learning activities.

About Our Faculty

The faculty who teach for us change every semester.

Faculty List Directory

Please visit the University Honors College website for additional information about our faculty.

HON Courses


  • HON 101SEM Presidential Scholar Development Seminar
    Seminar

    This course is designed as an introduction to both the university and the Honors College for incoming Freshmen who have been awarded the Presidential Scholarships. Meeting for 50 minutes a week throughout the semester, Presidential Scholars will meet for discussions with campus leaders including the UB President, Deans, and key faculty members and professional staff across the university. The course is designed to introduce Presidential Scholars to the full potential of the university, raise awareness of the range of disciplines and majors it offers, cultivate a sense of their role as student leaders, and promote a sense of community among Presidential Scholars.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • HON 102SEM Freshman Honors Colloq
    Seminar

    There is a fee associated with this class.

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • HON 201TUT Honors College Sophomore Civic Engagement Practicum I
    Tutorial

    This course is intended for Honors College sophomores participating in the Greiner Hall Shared Interest Housing. The course aims to deepen thoughtful appreciation of community service and to foster continued commitment to civic engagement. Through shared service, monthly meetings and periodic social events, this course is also designed to cultivate a sense of community amongst second-year honors scholars.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: HON 102
  • HON 202TUT Honors College Sophomore Civic Engagement Practicum II
    Tutorial

    This course is intended for Honors College sophomores participating in the Greiner Hall SIH. Through team building exercises, a guest speaker program, reflective response papers, and community service, students are invited to discover more about themselves, their skills, interests, and abilities, and the many opportunities that lie before them both in college and the wider world.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: HON 201
  • HON 211SEM Honors Seminar in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • HON 212SEM Honors Seminar in the Humanities
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • HON 213SEM Honors Seminar in the Arts
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • HON 214SEM Honors Seminar
    Seminar

    Topics vary by semester.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • HON 215SEM Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar
    Seminar

    Topics vary by semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • HON 255SEM Honors Seminar
    Seminar

    Topics vary by semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • HON 256SEM Honors Seminar
    Seminar

    Topics vary by semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • HON 299TUT Advanced Honors Colloquium
    Tutorial

    This course is designed as an introduction to the opportunities provided by membership of the University Honors College to those students newly-accepted into the Advanced Honors Program. Meeting once a week for 50 minutes, the course will cover topics such as research opportunities; fellowship and scholarship opportunities; study abroad; and writing a thesis. The course aims to support Advanced Honors Scholars in the successful completion of the program, as well as cultivate a sense of community among them.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • HON 495TUT Honors College Undergraduate Supervised Teaching
    Tutorial

    This course is for Honors College students enrolled in a supervised teaching assistantship.

    Credits: 1 - 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • HON 496TUT Honors Internship
    Tutorial

    Credits: 1 - 15
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • HON 498TUT Undergrad Research
    Tutorial

    Credits: 1 - 6
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • HON 499TUT Independent Study
    Tutorial

    Required course for sophomore Honors College students living in Greiner Hall SIH

    Credits: 1 - 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Honors College

106 Capen Hall
North Campus
Ph: 716-645-3020
F: 716-645-3368
Karyn St. George, Ph.D.
Administrative Director
Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah, Ph.D. and Jessica Seabury
Senior Assistant Directors
Tim Matthews
Assistant Director
Jessica Gorski and Allison Suflita
Academic Advisors
Published: October 05, 2018 09:47:34 AM