Honors Program Information
The San Jacinto College Honors Program provides highly-motivated students with unique, innovative learning opportunities that include scholarships, smaller seminar-style classes, attentive instructors, and inquisitive classmates. The Honors Program emphasizes skill sets that are desired by prospective employers and four-year institutions. Students who take advantage of the SJC Honors Program enter universities and the workforce with an edge in these pursuits.
The Honors Program strives to create an environment in which students not only succeed, but thrive—a safe environment where we can feel free to engage new ideas—a place where we can allow ideas to challenge us while we challenge them—and exceed expectations. Honors students at San Jacinto College’s three campuses participate in enriched coursework, travel, and projects that enhance their undergraduate experience.
Participating in the Honors Program, students will develop:
- Critical & creative thinking skills
- Communication skills
- An understanding of diversity & global issues
- Leadership & teamwork skills
- Community service, social responsibility, & civic engagement
We strive to put learning outcomes into practice through real-world opportunities, also known as experiential learning, in the form of internships, travel, and faculty-directed projects. An honors education is a different style of learning–enriched, enhanced, and transformational.
As an honors student you can earn scholarships for tuition, books and travel. You’ll enjoy small classes and close interaction with professors. You get priority registration, access to the Honors computer lab, chances to present at national conferences, visits from distinguished guest lecturers, and much more.
The Honors Program offers honors sections of courses throughout the college. Honors courses are designed and taught by outstanding faculty. Honors courses are usually seminar-style rather than lecture and allow students to explore more deeply course topics.
To complete the Honors Program and be recognized as an Honors graduate, a student must complete at least 12 hours of Honors work with a minimum of a “B” in each Honors course. Additionally, the student must have an overall GPA of 3.00 or better. Past courses offered include:
American History Since 1877
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Ethics
Introduction to Archeology
General Biology I
Honors Composition I & II
Survey of Later World Literature
United States & Texas Government Institutions
Introduction to Sociology