Programs And Courses

Honors Studies Program

Honors Program

Stretch your intellectual and creative abilities through HACC's new Honors Studies program. You will move beyond traditional learning and take part in an engaging, innovative curriculum. You will also have the opportunity to be mentored by faculty. Learn more about the program.


What is the Honor Studies program?

HACC's Honors Studies program:

  • Provides curricular and co-curricular opportunities.
  • Encourages you to gain knowledge, skills, experience, and critical thinking and leadership skills.
  • Offers more in-depth, intellectual pursuits in core honors general-education subjects.
  • Allows you to choose a secondary focus in a field or discipline. HACC offers nearly 200 areas of study, including programs in mathematics and science, communications and social sciences, business and marketing, technology and trades, and allied health.
  • Will help you develop independent, creative and critical-thinking skills.
  • Provides a pathway to degree completion.

What you'll gain

Upon successful completion of an Honors Degree, you will be able to:

  • Recognize, interpret and evaluate creative expressions in a variety of artistic, historical, social and cultural frameworks.
  • Effectively present and support organized ideas consistent with the intended audience and purpose. You will improve both your speaking and writing skills.
  • Use technology responsibly as a tool for communication and productivity.
  • Demonstrate effective research skills and information literacy. You will learn how to gather credible sources and use them appropriately.
  • Recognize, apply and relate mathematical and scientific principles, concepts and methodologies to varied experiences and environments
  • Identify, assess and address ethical issues in personal, social and global contexts.
  • Employ appropriate leadership styles in a variety of settings.


Who can I contact for more information? 

David Liu, Honors Co-Director                                 

Iva Balic, Honors Co-Director  


Testimonials from Honors Studies students

Matthew Manotti: "The Honors Program is specifically designed for students who enjoy their job: being a student. If you love to learn for learning's sake, you belong here."

Christine Mackey: "The classes have been by far the most rewarding I have taken. They are taught in such a different style that not only does it make you think, but it also engages you and captures your attention. You don't have to be super-smart either, just have an open mind and an eagerness to learn."