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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 2022?

  • 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 2018 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 honors@cofc.edu


News in the Honors College

Not Your Mama’s Beach Reads
Posted on 30 June 2017 | 1:42 pm
The temperature’s rising, why shouldn’t your IQ? Check out these killer book recommendations from some of our Honors faculty and staff members. Have your own suggestion? Let us know here for a chance to be featured in our next recommendation list! Honors Faculty Fellow Dr. Permenter recommends The Secret History by Donna Tartt. She says […]
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Honors Marine Biology Grad is a Cape Crusader
Posted on 22 June 2017 | 9:24 am
Life’s hectic undertow can shift in the blink of an eye, with no warning or care. For this alumnus, a rare encounter with a leatherback sea turtle  reminded him that when you’re thrown off course, sometimes all you can do is wait for help. By Luke Rein ’15 2015 was an exciting year. After I […]
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In a Lather about Hand-Washing
Posted on 22 June 2017 | 9:11 am
Often, it’s the little things that matter most. That is certainly true when it comes to the economic impact of washing – or not washing – your hands. Soap and water seem like an obvious fix to what ails you, but it’s not quite that simple. By Zach Sturman ’17 Doctors do it. Nurses do […]
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Honors Public Health Major Pursues Social Studies
Posted on 22 June 2017 | 8:59 am
Sometimes it’s the small moments that change everything. For Honors College student Sierra Small ’17, it was a bus ride that transformed her worldview. Sure, she knew that some people didn’t have as much as others. She knew that some were rich, some were middle class and some were poor. And in the back of […]
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