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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

Diversifying Tech is Goal of Student Group
Posted on 30 January 2017 | 12:48 pm
In a landscape filled with computers and digital devices, one College of Charleston group is doing its part to make sure students of all ages and backgrounds feel empowered to participate in an increasingly tech savvy world. With an eye toward diversifying the field of computer science, leaders in the student organization Women in Computing […]
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Honors Alumna Leading High-Needs Classrooms Throughout U.S.
Posted on 30 January 2017 | 12:46 pm
It all starts in the classroom. And, for nine members of the 2016 Teach For America corps, that classroom was at the College of Charleston. With graduates from the Classes of ’16, ’13, ’11 and ’06 in the 2016 Teach For America corps, a record number of CofC alumni are making a difference in classrooms around the […]
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Honors Student Honored for STEM Research
Posted on 30 January 2017 | 12:44 pm
What happens when silver nanoparticles are released into the environment? Does gas density impact the migration of a newly forming planet? These are heady questions. And two intrepid Cougars are trying to find the answers. Honors student Sondrica Goines and Wendell Roberson were recognized at the Research Bound in STEM workshop, which recently took place at Georgia Tech […]
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Students Learn, Serve With Alternative Spring Break
Posted on 30 January 2017 | 12:42 pm
Intellectual and emotional growth in college is apt to take place in a number of venues. Classrooms, for sure. The library, yeah. Coffee shops, dorm rooms, laboratories and stadiums also offer their share of lessons. But the most accelerated growth for college students often takes place off campus during service-oriented excursions. Students from the College take […]
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