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. Ideally taken in either the Fall or Winter semester, this 1-credit course is offered in a 7-week format and introduces students to aspects of leadership, community engagement and research.
Throughout the remaining time at GRCC, students will complete (12) credits of Honors Projects. An Honors Project is made of unique learning experiences designed in partnership with a professor that deepens the student's learning within the classroom, prepares students to 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 and prepare accordingly of choosing which courses to complete a project in.
Upon completing the above course work (HRN 101 and Honors Projects), students will participate in the 2-credit Honors 250 Capstone course. This course prepares students to develop a research or creative scholarship project. Through this course, students will 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 and presentation of their capstone project.
Co-curricular activities also play a significant role in building the Honors community. Honors students work within teams to coordinate service and social events throughout the year.