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Honors College

The Honors College at the College of Charleston 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 Honors College community, motivated students live, learn, and grow together while pursuing their unique interests and goals – everything from study abroad, internships, research, triple majors and service projects at home and globally.

Message from the Dean


As the fall semester gets under way in earnest, we welcome 207 new honors students to our “family” and the return of nearly 500 honors upper-level students. Compared to the relative quiet of summer, I always love the energy and sense of renewal that the fall semester brings. As always, honors students are abuzz with stories about their summer research, internships, study abroad, public service, and coursework. I wish there were more hours in the day to devote to hearing about all they have accomplished in such a short period. This time of year is always a reminder of why I love being a part of the Honors community.

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Our Opportunities

The Honors Hub hosts listings for various opportunities available for Honors students in the workplace, on campus, in research and beyond. We are excited to offer current students a central location to peruse these listings and also access calendars for upcoming Honors events, essential forms and additional information on the advising process and community engagement. For a first-hand look at what is available for our students, please visit The Honors Hub.


For over 30 years, the Honors College has been providing students with the types of academic challenges that prepare them for success in their post-graduate endeavors. Be it a top-flight graduate or professional school, a nationally competitive award or fellowship, or obtaining a job in a fiercely competitive market, Honors College graduates find success at the highest level. To continue to provide the types of academic enrichment opportunities that our Honors College students desire, we count on your support. You can ensure that future generations are able to pursue their goals in the Honors College. Help us turn today's Honors College students into tomorrow's leaders.

Give a gift to the Honors College today.

News in the Honors College

Goldwater Scholarship Recipient and Honorable Mention!
Posted on 4 April 2016 | 2:28 am
Congratulations to Honors College student and William Aiken Fellow, James Peyla, on being named a 2016 Goldwater Scholar from a field of over 1,150 applicants. James is majoring in Marine Biology at the college and hopes to achieve a Ph.D. in Marine Biology as well. His career goal is to conduct research on the biology of […]
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Honors Alumni Receive NSF Graduate Fellowships!
Posted on 30 March 2016 | 6:53 pm
Congratulations to Honors Alumni – Erica Tracey, Brenna Norton-Baker, Andrew George, and Dyanne Vaught – for receiving National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships! Honors Alum, Tyler Perini, also earned an Honorable Mention.   The NSF GRFP helps ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and […]
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