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: a freshman-year-only experience for residential students.  HAM LLC students live together, take select courses together during the freshman year, and benefit from special programming and advisement.  Many HAMmers go on to enter the Honors College's IIH Program in the sophomore year. Incoming freshmen with at least a 3.5 high school GPA and a minimum 26 composite ACT are especially encouraged to apply, though other applicants will be considered.

  • 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 3.2 and a minimum GPA in the major of 3.5.