The Honors Program is not just a program — it’s a community of students seeking more out of their college experience. During your experience at GRCC, we will tailor your individual academic plan to introduce you to new ideas, new ways of applying your knowledge and connect you to community leaders and professionals in your field of interest.
The curriculum comprises of (15) credits that can be used towards the completion of a degree. Students start by taking 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 have the option of completing Honors Projects, enroll in courses with a service learning component, have an opportunity to travel domestically or internationally as part of a course through a unique Honors Seminar or Humanities course. 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. Service Learning involves a hands-on learning experience where faculty create a volunteer project to meet course learning outcomes. Students work with an Honors Advisor to select courses as part of their academic plan.
Upon completing the above course work, students will participate in the Honors 250 Capstone course. This course prepares students to develop a research project or creative scholarship project. This course prepares students to showcase their academic passions and expertise setting them apart as future transfer students and employees. 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 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.