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

College of Charleston sophomore heads up successful local honey business
Posted on 1 February 2023 | 3:13 pm
College of Charleston Honors College sophomore William Helfgott has turned a beehive he won through his 4H program when he was just 8 years old into a thriving business called River Bluff Honey. In the summer of 2017, at the age of 15 , Helfgott set out with a backpack full of honey jars and […]
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Beloved Professor Couldn’t Be More Connected
Posted on 20 January 2023 | 9:35 am
Every homemaker knows the importance of the family table – the place we come together, share stories and connect with one another in meaningful ways. That is how we build family – and that is what makes a home a home. And that’s why, at the College of Charleston, Lancie Affonso ’96 (M.S. ’08) has […]
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Honors Students Join Public Health Research Team and Makes Strides in Studying Plastic Pollution
Posted on 20 January 2023 | 9:33 am
In a nondescript room in the recesses of the Willard A. Silcox Physical Education and Health Center, four students sit around a lab table dissecting small fish. Though it’s not immediately evident, they’re engaged in work that will lead to new insights regarding the dangers of plastic pollution. And those dangers don’t solely pertain to […]
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