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Honors College

The College of Charleston Honors College expands on partnerships between faculty and student by creating a vibrant living-learning community where personal attention gives the support students need to reach their goals during and after college. Inside the CofC Honors community, motivated students live, learn, and grow together while pursuing their unique interests and goals – everything from study abroad, internships, research and service projects at home and globally.

To learn more about how our CofC Honors students and alumni are involved and prospering, check out 10 Green Way the Honors blog. To see what jobs, internships, research positions, and other opportunities current Honors students have available to them, check out the CofC Honors Hub

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Interested in applying to the class of 2021?

  • Schedule a visit!
  • See our feature on current Honors College students and read articles on Honors College students and alumni in The College Today
  • Visit the Honors Hub, a listing of various opportunities available to Honors students in the workplace, on campus, in research and beyond
  • Take a virtual tour of Berry Hall to see where Honors students live and learn
  • Read about the Honors curriculum and how the First-Year Experience sets you up for long-term success
  • Browse the Frequently Asked Questions to get the inside scoop
  • Note: The fall 2017 application is not yet available, but you are able to begin work on other pieces, such as your résumé and Honors essay

Questions? Call the Honors Center at 843.953.7154 or reach us by email at

News in the Honors College

I was rejected by every PhD program I applied to. This year, I got into my top choice. Here’s how
Posted on 10 April 2017 | 12:05 pm
This article was written by Honors College Alum, Levi Vonk for Quartz. It can be found in its entirety here. Around this time last year, I was reading my final rejection letter from the University of California-Berkeley. It wasn’t much of a surprise. By the time the email appeared in my inbox, four other universities—Yale, […]
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2 CofC Honors Students Named Goldwater Scholars
Posted on 10 April 2017 | 12:00 pm
Three College of Charleston students have been named Goldwater Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for undergraduates studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Biochemistry major Alexandra Schwartz (Honors) and chemistry majors John Cobb (Honors) and Alyssa Johnson were among the 240 undergraduates to be honored by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation for their […]
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South Carolina War Veterans use Poetry for Healing in New Reading Group
Posted on 10 April 2017 | 11:44 am
It’s a story as old as human conflict. Odysseus returns from war and senses that a gulf has opened between him and the people he loves. “Strange woman!” he says when he first sees his wife in Book 23 of Homer’s ancient Greek epic poem The Odyssey. “Strange man,” Penelope replies. A new reading group […]
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Honors Students Establish First-Ever Aesthetics Conference at the College
Posted on 20 March 2017 | 11:32 am
Open, interesting discussion regarding beauty. That’s what’s at the heart of the College’s Aesthetics Work Group (AWG). This group, established by philosophy and Honors Western Civ professor Jonathan Neufeld several years ago, meets regularly and features both student and faculty participants whose discussions range widely over theoretical topics in and about the arts. The group’s […]
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