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 3.2 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
- Departmental Honors: a 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.