Honors Program Puts the Focus on You

SPC welcomes talented and motivated students who want to explore their creativity, leadership and critical thinking in our Honors Program. Our challenging program can lead to opportunities for scholarships, internships, priority registration, research and mentoring.

A Tradition of Excellence

Stanford. The U.S. Military Academy at West Point. George Washington University. The University of Hawaii. The University of South Florida. These are just some of the major institutions that SPC Honors graduates have attended.

Research Opportunities

The Honors Program's research activities are presented and promoted outside and inside the classroom through:

  • Annual honors internal spring research conferences 
  • Honors student contracts and projects in collaboration with faculty mentors
  • Student-run science clubs
  • Undergraduate Research Society (URS)
  • A science and medicine-related, student-run organization that promotes clinical and biomedical research

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Honors Program Benefits

As an Honors student, you can take part in:

  • Opportunites for research and service learning
  • A challenging curriculum with courses designed specifically for honors students
  • Merit-based and other scholarship opportunities
  • Priority registration
  • Honors advising services (by appointment)
  • Class sizes that average less than 20 students
  • Honors course transcript designation
  • Honors diploma, certificate, medals and awards
  • Special arrangements for transferring to universities and colleges
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Faculty mentoring, research and internship opportunities

Phi Theta Kappa

PTKPhi Theta Kappa Honor Society is the International Honor Society for two-year colleges. The group has chapters on each main campus and provides opportunities to:

  • Develop your leadership skills
  • Enjoy fellowship opportunities with fellow students
  • Attend local, state and international conferences
  • Increase scholarship opportunities
  • Gain rewards from service projects

To become a member, you will need to have completed at least 12 semester hours. GPA requirements vary by chapter, so consult your campus PTK advisor for more details.