The Honors College at YUHSB is an enriched academic program for exceptionally gifted students who are looking for an intensive and integrated course of study. The program’s mission is to explicitly engage the worlds of knowledge, beauty and experience through an integrated Torah worldview, by exposing its members to the most challenging course of study and programming. While we continue to offer our finest honors courses, as well as trips and other enrichment opportunities, to all of our students, the students enrolled in the Honors College participate in a more rigorous academic schedule that includes lectures, a book project, religious and cultural experiences, and regular seminars. Through the Honors College, students utilize New York City as an integral part of the classroom experience. The enrichment is centered around student participation in monthly programs and trips to enhance their understanding of religion, history, science and the arts. Another major component of the Honors College is a commitment to comprehensive academic mentoring, in which students are paired with mentors from either the high school or college faculty, who meet with the students individually and help guide and aid them in their paths. The program is directed by Dr. Ed Berliner, Executive Director of Science Management for Yeshiva University, Clinical Professor of Physics at Yeshiva College, and a beloved and respected instructor at YUHSB.
• YEAR ONE—Boys to Men: Character, Civility, and the Journey towards Masculine Leadership
• YEAR TWO—Jerusalem and Athens: Reason, Tradition and Critique in Western Culture
• YEAR THREE—Self and Society: Nature, Nurture and Change in a Technological Age
• YEAR FOUR—Men for Others: The Responsible Community