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.  


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


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. 


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

Eric Conger and Tita Curtin Help Examine the Health of Gulf Coast Bottlenose Dolphins
Posted on 24 August 2023 | 9:48 am
Two College of Charleston seniors spent their summer as part of a research team examining the health of wild bottlenose dolphins in Florida and Louisiana. Eric Conger, a marine biology major, and Tita Curtin, a public health major, worked with Leslie Hart ’03 (M.S.), associate professor of public health and director of the College’s B.A. […]
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Summer Research Grants Keep Learning Cool
Posted on 1 August 2023 | 10:10 am
Each summer, students at the College of Charleston gain hands-on experience through Summer Undergraduate Research with Faculty (SURF) grants, which pair students with faculty mentors to pursue experiential research that tackles real-world problems. For summer 2023, a total of 22 student projects have received grants of up to $6,500. “Faculty-student collaboration in a challenging, scholarly project […]
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William Helfgott is Busy as a Bee
Posted on 18 July 2023 | 9:09 am
Extraordinary. Simply put, that’s William Helfgott’s story. As a rising junior in the Honors College, he’s not only a recipient of the Charleston Fellows scholarship; he’s also been a freshman senator in the student government association and a member of the Entrepreneurship Living-Learning Community, and continues to serve as a student ambassador for the School […]
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