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 should 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.
  • studying abroad.
  • hands-on research.
  • 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

Honors Students Dedicated to Serving CofC and Surrounding Area
Posted on 16 September 2021 | 10:23 am
Day in and day out, many people pass by the College of Charleston ambulance tucked between the St. Philip Street Parking Garage and the BellSouth Building without a glance until its lights and siren signal an emergency. Little does the public realize that CofC students, who serve as emergency response volunteers, man the ambulance. Since […]
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Honors Students Take Advantage of Summer Experiences
Posted on 14 September 2021 | 3:24 pm
How did you spend your summer? If you’re a CofC honors student, chances are you spent the past few months doing something remarkable. “Summer is such an important time for students,” says Dr. Beth Meyer-Bernstein, Dean of the Honors College. “That’s when they’re able to move beyond the concepts they’ve been exploring in the classroom […]
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Meet the Newest Cougars on Campus, Starting with Honors Student William Helfgott
Posted on 2 September 2021 | 2:20 pm
Just over 3,000 new faces (2,440 freshman and 620 transfers) are on campus getting their start at the College of Charleston this semester. These students come from 42 different U.S. states and 14 different foreign countries. Among them are five sets of twins, numerous high school valedictorians and plenty of ambitious people bent on making […]
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