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Live the Life of a Scholar


"Everything about the Honors College is trying to prepare you to really dig into a subject that you care about in a substantive way and those kind of substantive opportunities are actually what really matter when you're deciding what your career is going to be." -CofC Honors Grad, Yusuf Saei '10

The College of Charleston Honors College will provide you with the opportunities to live the life of a scholar.

As a freshman, you will enroll in Beyond George Street (BGS), the Honors College's version of a first year experience course. This course will help you to transition smoothly into life as a college student and connect you to the myriad campus and community opportunities available to you. You will challenge yourself academically in all of your Honors College courses and conduct at least one major independent research project and compose a professional-quality academic paper that meets the standards of your chosen discipline – the culmination of your undergraduate work.

From the time you arrive on campus until you walk through the Cistern at graduation, you will work closely with our Honors advising team. Together, you will develop an academic path that is fulfilling inside and outside of the classroom, including time for academic enrichment opportunities like study abroad, research, and internships.

Within five years of graduating, 85% of alumni have enrolled in or completed a graduate or professional program, which speaks not only to the quality of classroom education you will receive, but to the enduring effect of mentoring and hands-on opportunities to practice your profession. Honors graduates also find success in the workforce, which, again, demonstrates the lasting influence of professional development opportunities and to the level of personal attention each and every Honors student receives.