Honors classes are open to all interested students; in other words, you can take honors classes without being an Honors Scholar. In honors classes, you'll enjoy lively discussions, hands-on activities, and small class sizes. Most honors classes are in general-education courses - the classes that many students call "the basics." Depending on your major, you may also find honors sections of more specialized courses in your chosen field.
Honors Scholars take at least 24 credit hours of honors classes (or 21 honors credit hours with an approved, student-proposed service project) and complete an associate degree. If you complete the program and graduate with an overall TCC grade point average of at least 3.5, your transcript will bear the Honors Scholar designation. Special scholarship opportunities, such as the TCC Honors Tuition Waiver and a large transfer scholarship from the The University of Tulsa, are among the benefits available to TCC Honors Scholars.
You are welcome to contact the Honors Office with any questions, and we'll be glad to respond!