Undergraduate Honors

Dean's Global Honors Seminar

The Dean's Global Honors Seminar is the centerpiece of the undergraduate honors program during freshman year. Seminars also enroll sophomores who excel during their first year.

These seminars combine a semester-long, credit-bearing course on Washington Square with a research-oriented, international travel component lasting 7-10 days. Fall semester seminars will include January travel, and spring semester seminars will include travel during spring break. These 4-credit courses are open to freshmen and sophomores with qualifying GPAs in all Steinhardt majors.


The Dean's Global Honors Seminars integrate a global perspective with the study of an interdisciplinary, liberal arts-based topic. These courses may fulfill one of a variety of requirements, including NYU CORE requirements.

For a list of current seminars, please visit the Dean's Global Honors Seminar page.


Global Honors Seminars are open to Steinhardt freshmen and sophomores with cumulative grade point averages of 3.5 or higher. Students may participate in only one Dean's Global Honors Seminar during their degree studies at NYU Steinhardt. 

Expenses for the Travel Component

This honors experience is heavily subsidized by NYU Steinhardt to provide students, regardless of financial circumstances, with the opportunity to connect local learning in New York to international study and research under the direction of our full-time faculty. 

Students contribute a $400 program fee plus cover the costs of any required immunizations, passports and visas, their personal spending money during the trip and some meals during the trip.  All other travel-related expenses, including roundtrip airfare from New York City to the destination, housing accommodations, ground transportation, group activities in the destination country, and some meals – usually daily breakfast and a couple lunches or dinners – are covered by the Steinhardt.  

Any student for whom these additional travel costs would prohibit participation should submit a written request for assistance to the Office of the Associate Dean of Student Affairs. Our goal is to make the Dean's Global Honors Seminars available to excellent students regardless of financial curcumstances.

For complete information, please visit the Dean's Global Honors Seminar page.