The Dr. 约翰Zubizarreta 荣誉项目 provides an enriched academic experience to outstanding students.

荣誉的好处 

如果你是一个积极向上的人, ambitious student who is willing to accept challenges and engage in deeper ways of learning, 那么你应该考虑荣誉. 

Classroom & 课程优势 

  • Unique seminar topics not available in regular classes
  • Teaching from excellent faculty who have won every teaching award the college offers
  • 小类, 主要为基础, 专注于批判性思维, creativity, 自主学习, 批判性思维, 和反射
  • Demonstration to employers and graduate schools of superior academic achievement

独特的识别 & 机会

  • Distinction with Honors Medallion, designation on the transcript, and honors diploma certificate
  • 机会 to participate in: National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), 南区荣誉评议会, National Society for Minorities in Honors, and more
  • Semesters in places like Washington DC, Prague, 大峡谷, 纽约市, Wales, 和亚马逊河
  • 海上学期 & Partners in the Parks experiential ventures
  • Special student-designed orientation with City-as-Text™ excursions 

申请荣誉

一步一步的指示

成功模式

Our program has been used nationally and internationally as a select model of excellence. Our program and students have also been featured in the inaugural Peterson’s Guide to 荣誉项目s. 

  • Three National Honors Student of the Year Awards
  • Four 公园项目的合作伙伴 部分(NCHC和U.S. 国家公园体验)
  • Two 海上学期计划 Selections
  • Numerous global opportunities in Prague, 大峡谷, New York, 秘鲁亚马逊/, Paris, Berlin, Belfast, New York, Orlando, Miami, London, and more. 

Honors students have earned research fellowships and internships with 哈佛大学的WorldTeach, Yale School of Medicine Enrichment Program, Andrew Mellon Foundation’s Summer Institute for Literary and Cultural Studies at Wheaton College, 梅奥诊所, Arts and Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Delaware, Red Cross, MUSC’s Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program, 高磁实验室, APA研究所, 杰克逊遗传学实验室, UMC Racial-Ethnic Minority Fellowship Program, 肾元制药, and more.

Honors students have earned graduate, medical, and law degrees from Harvard, Princeton, Rutgers, NYU, Emory, Duke, Virginia, Michigan, Columbia, LSU, MUSC, Wake Forest, Elon, Drew, 纽约艺术学院, Syracuse, Georgetown, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Florida, Ohio State, Temple, 佛罗里达州中部, Maryland, USC, 乔治•华盛顿, Howard, 德州女子, 北卡罗来纳州立大学除其他外. 

常见问题

Courses & Curriculum

What are the honors course requirements?

Honors students are required to take 24 semester hours of honors courses in order to graduate. These hours include a senior seminar and an honors project. 

荣誉GPA的要求是什么?

优等生必须保持3分.4累积绩点.

  • 如果学生没有保持3.平均绩点4,他们有一个学期的及格. 他们必须保持3.4 GPA after that in order to take full advantage of all benefits of the program. 他们不需要重新申请.
  • The first semester of the first year is not counted for this minimum GPA requirement or as a pass semester.
Can I be successful in honors if I am an athlete or a student in an intensive major?

We have numerous honors students who are athletes, 谁主修辅修双修, and whose disciplinary areas demand heavy credit, internship, practicum, lab, performance, 还有演播室时间.

Athletics and majors such as education, business, the arts, and the sciences are challenging to juggle with honors or any other commitment, but we have many successful students in all those areas.

Taking as many honors courses as possible early in your progress is a good idea; the Honors Choice is a valuable resource; careful advising is essential—but most of all, your motivation and determination are the factors that can tip the balance and help you finish honors.

我如何报名参加荣誉课程?
  • Some classes are already designed to have an honors component. These classes have an (H) next to their course name.
  • Several honors courses are double listed in class schedules. This means that the class has two sections: one regular, one honors. The instructor offers unique challenges to the program students enrolled in the honors section, helping them earn honors credit for the course.
  • If there are no (H) classes that you need to take, then you can consider taking advantage of the Honors Choice.
Are honors courses graded differently than regular courses?

Honors courses use the same grading scale as any regular comparable course. Honors courses are not weighted in any unusual way for calculation of GPA.

What is the difference between honors and regular courses?

The 荣誉项目 motto is Non Magis Sed Melior (“Not More but Better”). We mean “better” in the sense of offering students different approaches to learning that challenge them to engage in deeper, richer modes of learning that involve discussion, research, writing, 协作, application, interdisciplinary integration of knowledge, 批判性反思.

The honors course is not intentionally designed to require more work, though some classes are naturally more difficult than others due to disciplinary standards and content areas. However, the priority in honors is to challenge students to be self-directed, curious, motivated, life-long, engaged learners not just ace pupils with high grades.

什么是荣誉选择?
  • If there are no (H) courses listed for Gen. Ed., your major, 或者其他要求, then you have the option of earning honors credit individually for any course you choose by contracting with the professor to enhance your learning with different and/or additional work.
  • The Honors Choice, ordinarily, can be used in up to 3 courses.
  • 荣誉选择合同表格, 设计一份好的合同的技巧, and a variety of models are available online and from the Honors Office.
什么是荣誉研讨会(Hon. 490)?
  • Honors seminar allows for a group of advanced honors students to come together and discuss, analyze, and investigate a unique topic with opportunities for interdisciplinary learning. Typically, each class has its own topic that is explored throughout the semester. Occasionally, study-travel excursions are included.
  • 这是一门荣誉课程.
荣誉项目是什么. 498)?

The honors project is a process that engages students and mentors in independent, collaborative study and in critical dialogue about detailed work. 作为一个过程, the project develops into a finished product that grows out of careful planning and detailed goals, purposes, 以及评估标准. 这个项目可以赚3-4个学时.

  • Write a prospectus, typically due at the end of the previous semester before beginning Hon. 498. This allows students and mentors to consult thoughtfully about the project’s topic, content, due dates, 和评估.
  • Project is due to mentor one month before the end of the semester.
  • 所有的项目都是专业的, with designated cover sheet; signed by student, mentor, and Honors Director; and kept in the project archive. 档案可供查阅.
  • Honors projects are presented during the showcase at the Honors Medallion Ceremony before graduation. The presentations are not individual lectures; instead, 学生可分享海报, 在笔记本电脑上显示幻灯片, 创建一个表展示, 使用多媒体方法, or design other creative means of representing their projects.

Can be crosslisted with significant research, writing, creative, or experiential capstone project in a variety of majors; the disciplinary project substitutes for Hon. 并获得荣誉学分.

有关Hon的资料. 498, 招股章程表格, sample prospectuses in a variety of disciplines, 荣誉项目封面, and more are available online and from the Honors Office.

Is graduating with “Latin honors” the same as graduating from the 荣誉项目?

The college recognizes students with “Latin honors” at commencement with designations based solely on GPA: 优等生 (3.950-4.000), 优等生 (3.85-3.949), and cum laude (3.75-3.849).

Graduation from the 荣誉项目 is designated as cum honore, and it is recognized at commencement, on the transcript, and with a special diploma certificate.

申请荣誉

我是一名新的准学生. 我如何申请荣誉课程?

Students apply by completing the 荣誉项目 Application which includes requests for personal contact information, 高中学历, a well-developed and well-written essay, 还有一份有创意的提交.

We consider applications holistically, considering the student’s writing skills, GPA, 修过的高级课程, class rank, test scores, 创意提交, 以及任何预定的面试.

The application is available online or from the Admissions Office. All of the application materials may be returned electronically by email. The typical due date is 1 June, but we accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the summer.

荣誉招生

I am a current CC student or transfer candidate. 我如何申请荣誉课程?

The 荣誉项目 welcomes applications from current college students. 符合资格的候选人须具备:

  • a current 3.累计绩点4分;
  • 填写完整的申请表,
  • and request two brief faculty recommendations that can be delivered by email.

The evidence of college performance and the faculty endorsements are prioritized over any previous high school record.

Can I transfer any previous honors courses to CC from another 荣誉项目?

Students who transfer from another college honors program may receive selected credit for previous honors work.

Do high school AP/IB/Dual-Credit courses earn college honors credits?

假设要求的分数, credits earned from Advanced Placement, 国际学士学位, or dual-credit courses are counted by CC toward graduation, but they do not earn honors hours toward completion of the program.

Does the 荣誉项目 offer scholarships?

Honors offers the Tull Foundation Award for the Outstanding Rising Senior each year and several modest scholarships, 基于GPA成绩, to top students in each of four years in the program. Admissions and 金融援助 offer special honors scholarships to new or transfer students admitted to the program.

Prospective students may also receive an honors scholarship in addition to any state or externally funded scholarship programs. Learn more about scholarship opportunities, and you can always connect with the Dr. 约翰Zubizarreta荣誉主任,博士. 玛丽·马什 mmarsh@annabellesauvefilms.com 了解更多信息. 

If I discontinue participation in honors, do I lose my college scholarships?

College scholarships are managed by 金融援助 and typically have lower GPA thresholds than those in the 荣誉项目. You do not automatically lose college scholarships if you leave honors. However, scholarships specifically tied to the 荣誉项目 are forfeited if you leave the program.

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Dr. 玛丽沼泽

见见荣誉总监

Dr. Marsh is passionate about helping students reach their full potential across academic disciplines. 作为一名生物学教授, she has dedicated herself to helping students improve their scientific writing and active learning. Many of her recent mentees have received research funding, and all of them have presented projects at state and regional meetings.  

如何申请荣誉

一步一步的指示

Who is Dr. 约翰Zubizarreta?

Dr. John Zubizaretta—affectionately known as Dr. Z—served as the director of 哥伦比亚大学's 荣誉项目 from 1987 until his retirement in 2021. In 2018, he received the National Collegiate Honors Council’s Sam Schuman Award for Excellence, the Council's highest honor for faculty. 2021年6月, the 荣誉项目 was renamed in his honor to acknowledge his profound contributions to the development and leadership of the program.