The Honors Program at TCC offers academically motivated students an exciting and stimulating option to satisfy their graduation requirements. The Honors Program offers honors classes on all four campuses, and it administers the Honors Scholar program, through which students may pursue graduation as an Honors Scholar.
For more detailed information about the Honors Program, take a look at the "Honors" pages whose links have opened up in the left-hand navigation bar. But here's a quick look:
Honors classes are open to all interested students, both full-time and part-time, regardless of age or previous educational background. No formal application process is required to enroll in an honors class; however, a 3.0 grade point average is expected.
Participants in honors courses enjoy lively interaction in small class settings, as each class is limited to 20 enrollments. Faculty are able to take a more creative approach to the design of class curriculum, often including greater depth of investigation into the subject matter, wider breadth of reading, and stronger emphasis upon critical thinking, discussion and writing. Students may also have opportunities to pursue topics of special interest and work closely with faculty. The purpose of all honors classes is to allow students to be more active participants in their own learning.
Qualified students may be interested in applying to become TCC Honors Scholars. Applications are available from the Honors coordinator on any TCC campus. An Honors Scholar proceeds through a curriculum of 24 credit hours of honors classes (or 21 Honors credit hours with an approved, student-proposed project). Successful completion of the program with a grade point average of at least 3.5 leads to the designation of Honors Scholar on the student’s TCC transcript. Special scholarship opportunities, such as the TCC Honors Scholar State Regents Tuition Waiver, are among the benefits available to TCC Honors Scholars.
Honors offerings include courses in the sciences, mathematics, liberal arts and business. Because the Honors schedule changes each semester, students should check for class titles preceded by the word “HONORS,” for example, HONORS COMP I or HONORS SPEECH COM. This same designation appears on student transcripts once the class is completed. For more information about specific courses or the Honors Scholar program, visit the honors links at the left of this page, or contact the Honors Program at 918.595.7378.