The Honors Program offers opportunities for intellectual challenge to students in every discipline. For the student who excels academically, plans to transfer to a selective college or university, or is interested in gaining critical skills for the workplace, the Honors Program provides challenging courses with a strong emphasis on reading, writing, and critical thinking across disciplines.
Currently the Honors Program offers interdisciplinary Honors Learning Communities (LCs), honors colloquia, as well as a stand-alone honors course in English 101. Interested students may also use the program's resources to design individualized honors projects as add-ons to almost any HCC course.
There are a number of ways that students can become a part of the Honors Program. Students may sign up for one or more honors courses and/or pursue the Commonwealth Honors Scholar option.
For the student filled with ideas, longing for a creative expression, and ready to take on career-shaping challenges, the HCC Honors Program provides students opportunities for intellectual challenges in every discipline.
The Honors Program offers interdisciplinary Honors Learning Communities (LCs), Honors Colloquia, and standalone honors courses in English 101, English 102, History 112, Nutrition 110, and an honors humanity course titled "Ideas That Change The World." New honors courses are developed every year.
Interested students may also use the program's resources to design individualized honors projects as add-ons to almost any HCC course.
Full-time HCC faculty and regular adjunct faculty with experience at HCC make excellent mentors.
The Organizing for Community Change Leadership Institute is a three-day summer leadership training held in June.
The Honors Program is one of the best ways to maximize HCC's transfer opportunities. Honors courses provide students with an excellent academic experience that prepares them for transfer to selective colleges and universities in the Pioneer Valley and beyond.