Honors Program

The Honors Program allows students to take honor sections of general education courses each semester. All of these courses transfer to four-year institutions and count toward an associate degree. In honors classes, students approach learning from a different perspective taking a more active role and working in small classes on individual and group projects. Your work is different — not more difficult or time consuming.


  • Small class size (limit of 15 students per class)
  • Engaged and motivated peers
  • One-on-one faculty mentor
  • Recognition at graduation
  • Use of honors study room
  • Sense of ownership in classes
  • Academic achievement looks great on transcripts
  • Active learning through class projects and discussions
  • On-campus activities
  • Access to computers
  • Field trips and changes to take your learning outside the classroom
  • Special seminars and guest speakers

Who can join
You may be eligible to participate in the honors program is you have met one of the following requirements:

  • Have a 22 composite ACT and 3.3 grade point average from high school
  • Have a 23 ACT in English, Math or Science and 3.3 GPA from high school
  • Have a Compass Writing 96, Reading 92 or Algebra 58 and 3.3 GPA from high school
  • Have 12 or more college hours with a 3.3 GPA

Honors Classes Offered
College Algebra MAT 1223
English Composition ENGL 1013
General Psychology PSYC 2003
U.S. History I HIST 2003
Western Civilization I HIST 1003
World Literature I/II ENGL 2213/2223

Art Appreciation ART 1003
Critical Thought PHIL 1103
English Composition ENGL 1023
General Biology BIOL 1004
Introduction to Sociology SOC 2013
Oral Communications SPCH 1313
U.S. History II HIST 2013
Western Civilization II HIST 1013

* Some classes may only be offered every other year.