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 (HAM): a freshman-year-only experience. HAM 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 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.