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

Three Honors Alums Recognized as 2021 Alumni Award Recipients
Posted on 30 September 2021 | 2:33 pm
The College of Charleston Alumni Association will honor six distinguished alumni at the Alumni Awards Gala on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, as part of the College’s 2021 Fall Alumni Weekend. Among the six recipients are Honors College alumni Melissa J. Siegel ’03, Michael S. Shemtov ’00, and Aaron M. Blackshaw ’12. Siegel will be recognized […]
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Honors Students featured by URCA Program
Posted on 30 September 2021 | 10:33 am
Several CofC Honors Students have been recently spotlighted by the College of Charleston Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Team. The Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) Program at College of Charleston supports student research and creative activities by providing competitive grants to fund summer project costs and stipends, academic year project costs, and travel to […]
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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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