About the Honors College
The Honors College provides a network of programs and resources for students at all levels of the undergraduate career, including the following:
- Brock Scholars Program, a four-year program that delivers a specialized general education curriculum for high-achieving students. Students in the Brock Scholars Program apply for admission during the fall of the senior year in high school to begin the program as first-semester freshmen. There is no cut-off ACT or GPA that guarantees admission; however, admission is competitive and the strongest applicants from each year's applicant pool are selected.
- Innovations in Honors Program (IIH), a problem-based, community-embedded learning experience designed for students to enter as sophomores or juniors. The application for the Fall 2015 cohort will be open to current college freshmen and sophomores until February 1. To be considered, an applicant must have a minimum cumulative college GPA of 3.25.
- High-Achieving MOCS Living Learning Community (HAM LLC) is a freshman-year only experience offered through the Housing and Residence Life department for residential students with at least a 3.5 high school GPA and at least a 26 composite ACT. These students live together in a designated area of on-campus housing, take designated 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. Interested high-school seniors should apply no later than March 1.
- Departmental Honors (DHON), a year-long senior thesis designed by the student in conjunction with a faculty director from the student's major department. Students apply for DHON by mid-term in the semester preceding the semester of initial enrollment in the departmental thesis course. 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. The Departmental Honors program is regulated by a committee of the Faculty Senate, but the Honors College provides information and administrative support for DHON.
- Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, a resource for the entire UTC campus, this office is housed within the Honors College to help connect interested students to opportunities on campus and externally. Opportunities to participate in research and creative activities are available as early as the freshmen year.