Honors Program

Do you…

  • Enjoy tackling new and exciting challenges
  • Enjoy working in with fellow students and sharing ideas
  • Seek out opportunities to enrich your education beyond the classroom
  • Find conventional courses and coursework too general or too slow-paced
  • Want to stand out as a competitive job- or 4 year university applicant
  • Feel comfortable trying new things
  • Want to take charge of what and how you learn

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Kellie Kucharski, MCC Honors program studentA common misconception about honors classes is that they are more work or that they are 'harder.' I have found all of my honors classes to be the opposite, easier! The approach to the honors version is usually more discussion than lecture…
- Kelly K., 2012 MCC Honors Program Graduate

Kate Kramer, MCC Earth Science and Geology InstructorI enjoy inspiring my students to explore the world around them. By teaching honors courses I can expand on ideas that we might just scratch the surface of in other courses. In the honors Geology and Oceanography course we investigate what the Earth is made of and why ocean basins exist. The honors courses give instructors a chance to enlighten our students with content well beyond the average classroom level. 
- Kate Kramer, MCC Earth Science and Geology Instructor,


You must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the Honors Program:

To Take Honors Courses You Need The Following:

  • 12 or fewer college credit hours must have a cumulative High School GPA of 3.2 or higher.
  • 12 or more college credit hours must have a cumulative MCC GPA of 3.2 or higher.
  • You may petition instructor or the Honors co-chairs to take an individual Honors course if you do not meet the GPA requirements.

To graduate with an Honors distinction on your transcript:

  • You must complete 18 credit hours of Honors coursework
  • And have a cumulative MCC GPA of a 3.5 or higher

All honors coursework is identified on your transcript, and an Honors Program graduate will have a special notation and award along with the degree.