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

Zaria Killingsworth and Anthony Rovinski are Making the Campus and Grounds Crew Healthier
Posted on 16 November 2023 | 9:06 am
Anyone walking around the College of Charleston campus has seen and heard the Grounds Crew hard at work maintaining and enhancing the beauty of our campus. While the drone of the equipment can be loud, it’s the emissions, which are toxic for humans and the environment, that caused Zaria Killingsworth, a chemistry major and medical […]
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Madison Meeks Inspires and Enacts Change on Campus, in STEM and Beyond
Posted on 17 October 2023 | 1:48 pm
Junior biochemistry major Madison Meeks was one of three students selected to ask U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris a question during her visit to the College of Charleston on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023. “The opportunity to meet and witness Vice President Kamala Harris on campus was surreal. To be afforded the opportunity to meet such […]
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Tyler Glymph Helps Plan NASA Mission to Dwarf Planet
Posted on 3 October 2023 | 9:19 am
Planning a NASA mission to land a rover on the dwarf planet Ceres isn’t something a whole lot of people can say they’ve done. But that’s exactly what College of Charleston sophomore Tyler Glymph did during his internship with NASA last summer. A Columbia, South Carolina, native majoring in geology and minoring in astronomy and […]
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