• A Hartwick student using a microscope in the science lab.
  • A Hartwick professor discussing Botany with a student.
  • A Hartwick student using a microscope for research.
  • Hartwick students giving a presentation in front of the class.

Honors Challenges

Honors students may undertake Challenges that involve research, creative projects, or other academic work that spark ideas for their senior projects. Traditional Challenges and Research/Creative Challenges are especially suited to the exploration of possible topics for a senior project. 

Honors Challenges can be excellent opportunities to initiate collaboration with a faculty member on a research or creative project that may extend far beyond the Challenge itself. Traditional Challenges and Research/Creative Challenges particularly lend themselves to the development of a collaborative relationship with a faculty member. A student who has presented a paper at an academic conference may earn credit for a Special Academic Achievement Challenge. Often these Challenges involve collaboration with a faculty member.

It is advisable to undertake at least one Challenge each year because to remain in the program, one Challenge must be successfully completed by the end of your sophomore year.

See our Challenges Web page.