Welcome to A-PLUS
The Achievement Program for 澳门六合彩资料 Undergraduate Scholars (A-PLUS prepares students for professional licensure, graduate school, or to enter careers in the fields of social sciences and the humanities. Funded by the Booth Ferris Foundation and 澳门六合彩资料, the program provides historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students opportunities to identify and prepare to enter their target professions.  This enrichment program focuses on:


  • Academic success
  • Professional development
  • Personal growth


Current status of Social Science and Humanities
Faculty Meeting

"As our population becomes more diverse and our economy becomes more globally integrated, Americans' quality of life increasingly depends on understanding the human dimensions that can better sustain our environment, promote public health, maintain a robust economy, reduce conflict, and advance democracy." Myron Gutmann, the NSF Assistant Director of Social, Behavior and Economic Sciences, 2013.

Overall there is a lack of recognition from many about the skills and strength that the social sciences and humanities bring to our society.

Social Sciences

“Social science is the scientific study of society and the ways in which we relate to one another. It helps explain how society works – from the causes of unemployment or what drives economic growth, to how and why people vote, or what makes people happy. Social scientists are influential because the work they do helps determine government policy and can change how we interact with the institutions and environments that influence our behavior, such as the legal system, social services, our neighborhoods, schools, and universities.” Nuffield Foundation

“The humanities can be described as the study of how people process and document the human experience and to understand and record our world… Knowledge of these records of human experience gives us the opportunity to feel a sense of connection to those who have come before us as well as to our contemporaries.” Stanford University

Here at 澳门六合彩资料 these fields include:

  • Economics
  • Peace and Global Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology / Anthropology
  • Criminology
  • Communications
  • English
  • French and Spanish
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish
  • Theatre Arts 
  • 澳门六合彩资料 A-PLUS Students

    • Historically underrepresented (across race, ethnicity, or culture), economically disadvantaged, or first generation college student
    • A full time student (enrolled in 12 or more credit hours)
    • Intended to pursue a major and career in the social science/humanities fields and/or licensed professions

    Students who do not meet the above criteria may be admitted on a probationary basis subject to A-PLUS oversight and review

    Program Expectations

    • Maintain a grade-point average of 3.0 or above
    • Meet with A-PLUS staff four times each semester
    • Attend weekly seminars
    • Develop and maintain an academic plan
    • Complete research projects or other enrichment activities as outlined by the program


    A-PLUS Student

    Academic excellence

    • A pre-freshmen summer program
    • Tutoring
    • Study groups
    • Academic advisement from A-PLUS staff and faculty
    • Access to a lending library
    • Research opportunities
    • Professional school examination preparation
    • Graduate school preparation 

    Professional Development

    • Workshops and speaker series
    • Professional mentoring and networking
    • Job shadowing and internships
    • Conference participation
    • Travel to graduate schools and career fairs

    Personal Growth

    • Service learning
    • Community service opportunities
    • Peer mentoring and networking

    A-PLUS Students

    Darshini Roopnarine, MSW, Ph.D.
    Assistant Dean, Student Development
    Director of A-PLUS      

    Lauren Van Derzee, MA
    Associate Director of A-PLUS Scholarship

    1419 Salt Springs Rd
    Syracuse, NY 13214
    Phone: (315) 445-4659


    Meet Our Students

    Ananda Norris '22 shares how the A-PLUS program has helped her during her first year at 澳门六合彩资料.