Academic Plan & Research

Creating a targeted academic plan is not only essential to your success as a fellowship applicant but as a student and academic.  Take advantage of all the academic and research opportunities the Purchase College and SUNY communities have to offer.

When developing a course of study, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are the courses I am selecting challenging?

  • Will these courses provide the skills necessary to succeed in the future?

  • Does my course record illustrate my diverse interests?

  • Am I taking a foreign language?

  • Am I taking the courses necessary to successfully complete my senior thesis / project and receive College Honors?

  • Have I taken a research course?

  • Am I developing meaningful relationships with my professors and mentors?

  • Do these courses reflect my personal motivations, talents, and values?

  • Is there a meaningful link between my curriculum and future career and educational goals?

  • Am I undertaking individual research projects with a faculty member?


There are many exciting research opportunities for interested students.  Inquire with your faculty advisor to help find a faculty member pursuing your research interests.