Critical Thinking – Interdisciplinary Learning – Undergraduate Research – 

Leadership and Civil Engagement

Welcome to the Honors Program! At the College of Coastal Georgia, we are proud to offer a variety of opportunities for students to approach their coursework from an honors-level perspective. Honors Program students are intellectually curious, seeking connections among academic disciplines, applications to real-world situations, and avenues for undergraduate research with other students and faculty. Honors Program students become leaders in their classrooms, on campus, and in the community.

How do I apply?

  • Incoming Freshmen are invited to the Honors Program based on GPA, and, where applicable, standardized test scores. Dual-enrolled students with the requisite GPA are welcome to take honors courses. Please see your advisor and guidance counselor for more information.
  • Current Coastal Georgia students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are welcome to apply to the program through the portal by visiting Student Forms>Other Forms>Honors Program Application Form.
  • Faculty are invited to nominate students to the program. Please email honors@ccga.edu.

Upon acceptance, honors students work with advisors and the Honors Director to chart an honors course of study.

How do I Earn Honors Credits?

To graduate from the program, students must earn a minimum of 12 honors credits. This can be accomplished by:

  • Taking designated Honors courses. Each semester, we will offer at least one honors-level course in the general education core (areas A-E): CHEM 1100H, ENGL 1101H, ENGL 1102H, ENGL 2130H, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112H, MATH 1401H, POLS 1101H, PSYC 1101H.
  • Teaming with faculty to complete honors-level work within a 3000-4000 course.
  • Completing an Honors Capstone project.

Please see the Permission to Register for Honors Project/Capstone form for more information.

Students enrolled in honors will have opportunities to:

  • Pursue excellence in their own disciplines while establishing cross-disciplinary connections to other bodies of knowledge and expertise.
  • Work with professors to plan and enact programs of undergraduate research.
  • Take leadership roles in student and academic organizations.
  • Engage in service initiatives and internships with community partners.

Educational and Intellectual Pillars:

Everything we do in the Honors program revolves around four educational and intellectual pillars.

  • Critical thinking
  • Undergraduate research
  • Interdisciplinary learning
  • Civic engagement and leadership