Honors Program

Description and Benefits

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The Honors Program at Southwestern Community College is designed to:
  • Encourage high achieving and highly motivated students to purposefully engage in coursework, by enriching and expanding the expectations of the traditional college course.
  • Intentionally focus on academic excellence including critical thinking, communication skills, and academic inquiry.
  • Emphasize development of skills in writing, research and/or advanced project development.
  • Engage students and faculty across all disciplines.
  • Encourage and support Honors students in leadership and service to the college and the community.
In addition to having the opportunity to participate in the highly motivating and academically challenging Honors program, students will enjoy the following benefits:
  • Honors designation on transcripts and degree/diploma
  • Special recognition at graduation and honors medallion
  • Enhanced transfer opportunities
  • Invitation to honors luncheon/forum with SCC Leadership
  • Leadership and mentoring opportunities
  • Direct link to Senior Institution Honor Colleges (SCC honor credits transfer to many institutions)
For more information contact:     

Bethany Emory
Dean of Learning Support
828.339.4261
b_emory[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu