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About the Honors College

The Honors College provides a network of programs and resources for students at all levels of their undergraduate careers:

  • Brock Scholars Program: a four-year program that delivers a unique general education curriculum for high-achieving students.  Students apply to the program during the fall of the senior year in high school and enter as first-semester freshmen.  There is no minimum ACT or GPA required, though admission is very selective.
  • Innovations in Honors Program (IIH): a problem-based, community-embedded learning experience designed for students to enter as sophomores or juniors. To be admitted, an applicant must have a minimum cumulative college GPA of 3.25 and at least 24 college credit hours.
  • High-Achieving Mocs Living-Learning Community (HAM LLC)a freshman-year only experience for residential students.  HAMmers live together, take select courses together during the freshman year, and benefit from special programming and advisement.  Many HAM LLC students go on to enter the Honors College's IIH Program in the sophomore year. Incoming freshmen with a at least a 3.5 high school GPA and at least a 26 composite ACT are invited to join HAM as long as spaces remain.
  • Departmental Honorsa year-long senior thesis designed by the student in conjunction with a faculty director from the student's major department.  To be considered, an applicant must have a minimum cumulative college GPA of 3.25 and a minimum GPA in the major of 3.5. 
  • Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URCA): a resource for the entire UTC campus, this office is housed within the Honors College to help connect interested students to research and creative opportunities on campus and off.