Integral Honors

Welcome to the Integral Honors Program!

Are you excited by learning? Do you enjoy not simply learning, but discussing and creating ideas? The Integral Honors Program is a community of students and faculty from across the campus who share a passion for deep, dynamic intellectual engagement and the challenges and rewards of scholarly inquiry. Students apply to the Program in the spring of their senior year of high school and enter Le Moyne as Integral Honors students in their first semester. We do sometimes have a limited number of spots available for current students and transfer students to apply during the fall semester of their first year of study at Le Moyne. Students from all majors are welcome to become members of the Integral Honors community.

If you'd like to learn more about the Honors Program experience from an Honors student in a particular major and/or with specific interests, please contact us at, and we'll connect you.

Also, you can learn more about this year's event schedule and course offerings here.


Courses and Requirements

Honors students take a series of eight Honors courses, seven of which take the place of Core Requirements. (The remaining class focuses on researching and developing your Senior Honors Thesis topic.) Students take most of their Honors courses during their first and sophomore years, with junior and senior years focused on the thesis. If you would like to learn more about courses, requirements, and opportunities for the Integral Honors Program, please see the Le Moyne College catalog.

Interested in Joining the Honors Program?

Le Moyne Honors Program
How to Apply

The application process for high school seniors interested in joining the Integral Honors Program Class of 2026 is now open. You may complete your application here, with applications due Friday, February 11, 2022. 

If spaces are available, first-year students at Le Moyne may apply to join the Integral Honors Program during the fall semester of their first-year. The due date for applications has passed, with applications currently under review for the Class of 2025.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Honors Students and Alumni

... are doing some amazing things!

Kaelin Foody '18 Studying Joyce in Dublin

Kaelin Foody ’18 has had the full experience of James Joyce’s Dublin as a scholar participating in the University College Dublin’s James Joyce Summer School.

Zacharia Mohamed '16 Next Step: Medical School

Zacharia Mohamed '16 lived in a refugee camp in Kenya for 10 years before coming to the U.S. As a child he witnessed how urgently the people there needed medical care.

Brianna Natale '16 Becoming a Fulbright Scholar

In her first year at Le Moyne, Brianna Natale '16 decided to apply to the Fulbright Program. In spring 2016, she received a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program Study/Research Grant to the Netherlands.

Integral Honors Program Director

Matthew Fee
Dr. Matthew Fee

Reilly Hall 444
(315) 445-6203


B.A. Communication, La Salle University, Philadelphia

Ph.D. Cinema Studies, New York University

Read Dr. Fee's Bio

With more than twenty years in higher education administration, Dr. Fee has held positions in administration, advising, and program development at New York University, the School of Visual Arts, and Syracuse University. Prior to joining Le Moyne, he served for ten years as the Director of the Park Scholar Program at Ithaca College.

As a scholar, Dr. Fee's primary areas of research and specialization are Irish cinema, Irish studies, and film genres. He has presented and published on Irish cinema and Irish art, contemporary documentary, horror films, and post-9/11 cinema. Dr. Fee has previously taught classes on introductory film analysis and advanced fiction film theory, Irish Cinema, the American Horror Film, and directors such as Orson Welles, David Cronenberg, George Romero, and Wes Craven. In the Honors Program, he teaches HON111 Honors English--which focuses on Irish stories, particularly through the work of Irish writer/director Neil Jordan--as well as HON380 Honors Thesis Research and HON480 Honors Thesis Project.

Dr. Fee is currently completing a book on Irish cinema and the fantastic.

"Curriculum and Canon: Teaching Irish Cinema" webinar participant, April 2021

"'Lockdown Lovers': Gender and Class in Normal People as Cultural Phenomenon," American Conference for Irish Studies, June 2021

"The Women Incarnate of Words Upon the Window Pane," in
Contemporary Irish Fiction and Drama on Screen, ed. R. Barton Palmer and Marc C. Conner (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022).

"'Seeing Too Much is Seeing Nothing': The Place of Fashion within the Documentary Frame" in Documenting the Visual Arts, ed. Roger Hallas (Routledge: London and New York, 2019), 174-188.

“‘A Musical Dressed up in a Different Way’: Urban Ireland and the Possible Spaces of John Carney’s Once” in The Sound of Musicals, ed. Steven Cohan (British Film Institute: London, 2010), 176-187.

“‘Sometimes the Imagination is a Safer Place’: Fantastic Spaces and The Fifth Province,” in Genre and Cinema: Ireland and Transnationalism, ed. Brian McIlroy (Routledge: London and New York, 2007), 123-135.

Why join the Integral Honors Program?

Students in class

If you are intellectually curious, want to explore new ideas, and love stimulating discussions with people who, like you, enjoy the life of the mind, then the Integral Honors Program is for you!

Integral Honors is the highest undergraduate degree the College awards, giving you a competitive advantage when applying for graduate or professional schools, fellowships and scholarships, or jobs after graduation.

Get in Touch

Contact the Program Director:

Dr. Matthew Fee


(315) 445-6203


Contact the Program:

Reilly Hall 444
Integral Honors Program
Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13214


(315) 445-4100