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Honors Green Program

Incorporate the Environment Into Your Honors Studies
Enroll in Six Unique "Green" Courses During Your Freshman Year of College
Space is limited to 30 eco-friendly freshman!


  • Six environmentally focused honors courses
  • Preparation for new jobs in "green" industries
  • Internships with local conservation businesses
  • Week-long immersion program at national parks
  • Study abroad opportunities

Are you concerned about global warming? Do you have an interest in recycling and saving energy? Are you concerned about air pollution and traffic congestion? Is your goal to work for a socially responsible company that shares your passion for the environment?

The LIU Post Honors and Merit Fellowship Program offers a unique opportunity for 30 freshman to participate in "Honors Green," a series of courses grounded in environmental awareness and focused on preparing you for careers committed to a green future.

If you are committed to putting the earth First, then this new Honors education program is for you.


Students entering as Honors freshman take 10 credits per semester (Fall Semester and Spring Semester).

All students are required to take Earth and Environmental Science Lab (4 credits) each semester along with two of the following:

  • English Composition with World Literature with a focus on man's relationship to the environment (3 credits)
  • Western Philosophy with a focus on the philosophy of nature (3 credits)
  • Human Geography (3 credits)
  • Film and Society: Addressing Issues of Sustainability (3 credits)


  • Scholarship Opportunities: Visit one of America's national parks through the National Collegiate Honors Council's "Partners in the Parks Program." This one-week experiential immersion takes honors students from around the country to Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, Acadia, The Everglades or other pristine natural sites for an exciting wilderness adventure.
  • Lectures: Once a month faculty and students will meet for an integrated symposium on issues that cross the disciplines with guest speakers from political science, business, education and the arts.
  • Field Trips: Visit the Pine Barrens watershed, National Seafront and other nature preserves, waste treatment and recycling plants as well as local businesses.
  • Internships: Following freshman year, students participate in an internship on Long Island that will turn their core environmental education into practice. Placements might be in businesses, political offices, nature preserves, animal rescue organizations, farms, nurseries, fisheries or wineries.

Like other students in the Honors Program, Honors Green students will complete other academic requirements to graduate with an Honors diploma.

How to Apply

Places in the Honors Green program are limited. If you wish to be considered, please put the information requested below in the body of an e-mail and attach an essay of not more than 500 words to

  • Name
  • Home Address
  • Phone Number
  • E-mail Address
  • High School
  • Current GPA
  • SAT or ACT scores

Your essay should discuss your interest in a sustainable environment, including any personal experiences that have focused your ideas about a "green" future. If you have written poetry or created art work, engaged in a science project on this theme or done related community service, please include these accomplishments.

Remember: e-mail saves trees!


March 1


Phone: 516-299-2840
E-mail: jdigby@liu
Honors and Merit Fellowship Program
201 Humanities Hall
LIU Post
720 Northern Blvd.
Brookville, NY 11548-1300

Go Green! Learn It...Live It...

You're on your way to a green education!

Prepare Yourself for a Variety of New "Green" Jobs in Many Industries

  • Political Science
  • Law
  • Accounting
  • Sociology
  • Agriculture
  • Public Administration
  • Business Management
  • Public Relations
  • Environmental Science
  • Biology

..and so much more