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

Anna Rowe Continues the Legacies of Communication Scholarship Namesakes
Posted on 30 May 2023 | 10:42 am
Ken Adkins and Mary Croghan Ramsay ’42 represent two of the most ambitious and accomplished minds Charleston has ever offered. As a recipient of both the James Kenneth Adkins Jr. Memorial Scholarship and the Mary Croghan Ramsay “Ask Jackie” Scholarship, Honors College communication and psychology double-major Anna Rowe is continuing their legacies.   Ken Adkins (1955-1989) […]
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Latherial Calbert Expands his Horizons Through Exchange Program with American University Cairo
Posted on 24 May 2023 | 9:10 am
Latherial Calbert had never been overseas until an exchange program through the College of Charleston landed him on another continent and a world away from home. The College’s exchange program with American University Cairo offered adventure and a chance to be immersed in a completely different culture.  Calbert is one of five CofC students who attended AUC […]
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Ansley Elkins Receives Goldwater Scholarship
Posted on 19 May 2023 | 9:23 am
Ansley Elkins couldn’t stop smiling. She called her mom. She called her dad. And then she threw on her shoes and ran to campus and told everyone she saw the news: She’d officially been named a Goldwater Scholar. “My face hurt by the end of the day because of how hard I had been smiling,” […]
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