Requirements

MWCC Honors Program Student Jana Murphy at GraduationStudents applying to the Honors Program must be enrolled in a degree program (full-time or part-time).

Incoming students

Students are welcome to commence their academic program as a member of the college’s selective Honors Program. Students entering MWCC should meet the following criteria.

  • A 3.0 or higher high school GPA for incoming students who graduated within three years of their admission to MWCC and who successfully completed high school honors or AP coursework.
  • A 3.3 or higher high school GPA for incoming students who graduated within three years of their admission to MWCC and did not complete high school honors or AP coursework.

Currently enrolled students

Students should make an appointment to meet with the Honors Program Coordinator to discuss academic preparation and must meet the following requirements:

  • QPA of 3.3 based on a minimum of 12 credits.
  • Two recommendations from MWCC faculty.

Program Requirements

  • Maintain a 3.3 cumulative GPA. If GPA drops, an Honors Program student is allowed one probationary semester to continue in the program and raise the cumulative average.
  • Maintain a minimum “B” in all designated honors courses.
  • Honors ENG 102 College Writing II, an honors level version of College Writing II.
  • Two Honors courses:
    • These may be “component” courses already required by a student’s degree program (which must be approved as component courses) or specifically designated honors general elective courses.  A component course requires additional activities such as independent research, one-on-one tutorials, service learning, and/or a special project.  It is strongly recommended that students complete components in courses that are specific to their degree program. Component courses result from a written agreement between a faculty member and a student, approval of the division dean, and approval of the Honors Program Coordinator.
  • One Honors Colloquium course:
    • Honors students enroll in the colloquium course, HUM 283 Honors Colloquium: Environmental Ethics, after completing Honors ENG 102 College Writing II and one of the two required honors courses. Exclusively for Honors Program students, the colloquium is interdisciplinary in nature, thematic, and designed and team-taught by MWCC faculty.

Candidates must schedule an interview with the Honors Program Coordinator for consideration.

* Under certain circumstances, Honors Program requirements may be substituted with the approval of the Honors Program Coordinator or the Division Dean.