The Honors Program is designed to enhance the educational opportunities of academically gifted students who seek to participate in analytical, synthetical, and creative study. The program welcomes students who are eager to accept academic challenges and to become creatively involved in their own pursuit of educational excellence. Honors students explore classical works and contemporary thought across the academic disciplines. Honors students may join the Honors Student Association, which provides highly motivated students opportunities for social interaction, educational trips, campus leadership and program development.
Admission-eligible students must demonstrate academic achievement with at least two of the following minimum standards:
- 3.5 high school GPA
- 78th or higher percentile on ACT (24) or SAT (1110)
- 3.5 Columbia College GPA
- 78th or higher percentile on GED (290)
- Thirty transferable semester hours with a 3.6 GPA.
International students who qualify are eligible for the Honors Program.
For more in-depth information about the Honors program and Recognition of Academic Achievement, read the Academic Honors section of the Undergraduate Catalog.