Honors Program 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 a student’s GPA drops below a 3.3, the student is allowed one probationary semester to continue in the program and raise their cumulative average.
  • Successfully complete four honors courses, by achieving a minimum grade of “B” in each course. These courses typically include:
    • Honors ENG 102 College Writing II, an honors level version of College Writing II.
    • The Honors Research Seminar/Colloquium, HUM 283. The research seminar is an interdisciplinary thematic course, designed and team-taught by MWCC faculty.
    • The remaining two course requirements may be satisfied by component courses or specifically designated honors courses. See more information below:
  • 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.
  • Honors Program requirements may be substituted with the approval of the Honors Program Coordinator or the Division Dean