We offer academically enriching and enhanced experiences to highly motivated and qualified students. You can take designated honors courses, honors contracts in regular courses and enroll in the Honors Scholars Program.
Writing and critical thinking skills are at the heart of our curricula. We feature assignments that build upon your accomplishments. Activities include extensive reading and writing. Our classes also may include individual and group presentations, research projects, opportunities for close interaction with faculty and participation in community and cultural events.
Our committed and caring professors and counselors will provide the personal attention and support that you will need to excel. We challenge you to make full use of your intellectual gifts and to develop your creative, analytical, problem-solving, communication and leadership skills. We are seeking qualified candidates to join our program.
- Eligibility to take any honors courses
- Honors course notation on your transcript
- Participation in on-campus Honors Program events
- Letters of recommendation for transfer to four-year colleges or for employment
- Honors Scholar certificate, golden cord and medallion at graduation
Every year we celebrate and acknowledge the hard work of our students. Certificates are awarded to students who successfully complete an Honors Course or Honors Contract. Gold Cords are awarded to graduating students. Medals are awarded to graduating BCC Honors Program Scholars.
Honors Courses: If you are a self-motivated student and interested in challenging yourself academically, you can enroll in a designated honors course. These courses are highly interactive and emphasize critical thinking and strong writing skills. To qualify, a 3.0 or higher GPA and a minimum of nine college credits is required for current students; incoming freshmen who meet specific criteria are also eligible. For you to receive an honors course notation on your transcript, you will need to complete the class with a B+ or higher. More about Honors Courses
Honors Contracts: If you are enrolled in a non-honors course, you may opt for an honors contract in many of the courses offered. Upon approval from the instructor, you will enter into an honors contract, which allows you to earn honors credit in the non-honors course. The contract is online on our webpage. The honors contract is an agreement between you and your instructor. It specifies honors level objectives and tasks that you will need to complete in addition to those of the normal class. To qualify, a 3.0 or higher GPA and a minimum of nine college credits is required for current students; incoming freshmen who meet specific criteria are also eligible. For you to receive an honors course notation on your transcript, you will need to complete the class with a B+ or higher. Find out more about Honors Contract. Honors Contract forms Student’s / Professor’s.
Honors Scholars Program: Students with a 3.2 or higher GPA qualify to apply to the Honors Scholars Program. You must complete four or more honors courses or honors contracts with a grade of B+ or higher, complete a community engagement project and meet other program requirements. You can apply at the start of the fall or spring semesters. More about Honors Scholars Program