Honors College

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Want to be part of an exceptional learning community that's vibrant and diverse? Then the Honors College is for you!

If you want to thrive and grow in a close-knit community in which you’ll have every opportunity you can imagine to create, explore, connect, discover, inspire and achieve, the Honors College is the place for you. All curious, engaged and motivated students are encouraged to apply now. And because the College of Charleston is committed to attracting and supporting a diverse and inclusive student body, we especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented populations to apply to the Honors College.

Dig deep into the Honors College and you'll discover ways that you will benefit from close interaction with peers, professors and other members of the Honors community. As an Honors student, you'll also have abundant opportunities for:

  • mentorship.
  • internships.
  • hands-on research.
  • studying abroad.
  • volunteering.

Honors courses take place in a dynamic learning environment. You'll explore creative solutions to complex problems and work with diverse teams.  

OUR ACADEMICS

In addition to small class sizes and faculty mentorship, you'll enjoy experiences and opportunities tailored to your goals and passions. 

ADVANTAGES

As a part of the Honors College, you’ll find countless ways to form meaningful connections right from the start. Meet some of our alumni and current students. 

STUDENT SUCCESS STORIES

Honors College students are curious, engaged and motivated. Does this sound like you? Here's everything you need to know to apply.

HOW TO APPLY

Current Honors College students: check out the Honors Hub for the latest information about internship and job opportunities, research experiences and more. 

News in the Honors College

Honors Student Mentor, ImpactX Alum Wins Big at Department of Energy Internship
Posted on 13 September 2022 | 4:36 am
Summer internships are an excellent opportunity for students to connect classroom lessons to the real world. Just ask Troy Brennan. This summer, Brennan – a computer science information systems major and entrepreneurship minor –participated in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Technology Transitions’ (OTT) Entrepreneurship Program. During the 10-weeklong internship, he worked on a commercialization […]
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Honors student-athlete excels on the court and in the classroom
Posted on 8 September 2022 | 9:35 am
Honors College senior and exercise science major Kyra Thompson has spent plenty of time at the beach in her four years at the College of Charleston. But not in the way that most students do. Thompson is a member of the College’s NCAA beach volleyball program. Last spring, both Thompson and the program reached new […]
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Biology Professor, Honors Student Investigate Big Impact of Tiny Mud Snail
Posted on 31 August 2022 | 12:34 pm
Go to a mudflat in the Lowcountry during low tide, and you’ll see eastern mud snails plodding along on the surface. About the size of the end of a thumb, these snails have a disproportionate influence on their community. “The eastern mud snail dramatically affects other species,” says Craig Plante, professor of biology. “I wanted to study […]
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