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

Applications for high school students interested in joining the Integral Honors Program Class of 2027 are currently under review. All applicants will be notified of the committee's decision in writing by mid-March. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

There are a limited number of spaces available for first-year students to join the Integral Honors Program. The application process has concluded for the Class of 2026, and will next reopen (for the Class of 2027) in October 2023.


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 When Opportunity Meets Preparation

Of all of the lessons Declan Braun ’23 has learned over the course of his time at Le Moyne, perhaps the most valuable is this: to be open to new possibilities.

Brianna Natale '16 Investigating Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory

Imagine being able to recall any day in your life from mid-childhood on in minute detail: what you did, where you went, who you met along the way, even what you ate during meals and what the weather was like.

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

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.

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.

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

"Gender and Genre in Contemporary Irish Film," American Conference for Irish Studies, April 2022

"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.