Message from the Dean

headshot of interim dean Beth Meyer-Bernstein

The Honors College is deeply committed to providing a transformative student experience. With guidance from faculty and staff with a diverse set of skills and academic backgrounds, CofC Honors students pursue undergraduate research, civic engagement, and a rigorous and interdisciplinary curriculum.

CofC Honors students become leaders within the campus and Charleston communities, which prepares them as alumni to make meaningful impacts in their professional careers and local communities.

Each CofC Honors student benefits from one-on-one faculty advising and mentorship starting in their first year. Our faculty members get to know each advisee as a scholar, as an emerging professional, and as a person during a critical period of their development.

The Honors College is a center of collaboration on our campus. Faculty from a wide range of schools and departments are affiliated with the Honors College and make important contributions through teaching, mentoring, advising, and other service. Many Honors classes are co-taught by faculty members from different disciplines, thus bringing unique sets of knowledge and skills together to work collaboratively to present a subject in a way that transcends a textbook.

If you would like to apply to the Honors College, support our scholarship, leadership, and mentoring programs, or become an Honors Engaged community partner, please do not hesitate to contact us by sending an email to


Elizabeth Meyer-Bernstein, Ph.D
Dean of the Honors College 
Associate Professor of Biology