Curriculum Overview

The Honors Program is not just a program — it’s a community of students seeking more out of their college experience. Over the course of 48 months, your individual Honors academic plan introduces you to new ideas, new ways of applying your knowledge and connects you to community leaders.

During the first semester, students take HNR 101 - Introduction to Honors focused on developing you as a leader and scholar. This course will introduce students to college, local business and nonprofit leaders who speak on the importance of individual impact and engagement in the workforce and community.  

Throughout the remaining time at GRCC, students will complete Honor Projects (12 credit hours). An Honors Project is a unique experience that deepens the student's learning within the classroom, helps effectively communicate (written and/or oral) their new knowledge and build leadership skills. Students work with an Honors Advisor to select courses as part of their academic plan.

Upon completing the above (13) credits, students will earn their final (2 credits) through the Honors Capstone course.  This course prepares students to develop a research project or creative scholarship project. Through this culminating experience, students also develop relationships with faculty who will guide them in preparation of their capstone project and the presentation of their projects at the Honors showcase event. Students also have the opportunity to showcase their research at local and national conferences.


Co-Curricular Activities

Co-curricular activities also play a significant role in building the Honors community. In some instances, students will attend events individually or as a group such as the GRCC Diversity Lecture Series, attending leadership conferences or just social events coordinated by students in the program.