At the South Carolina Honors College, you can choose from hundreds of engaging courses
designed specifically for you, live with high-achieving classmates, and experience
learning that takes you far beyond the classroom.
The Best of Both Worlds
When you combine the resources of a top-tier research university and the feel of a
small liberal arts college, you get the
top-ranked public honors college in the United States. You get the best of both worlds, the South Carolina Honors
Your academic experience at the Honors College will inspire you. You'll carry what
you learn here throughout the rest of your life and career. As you explore your interests,
you'll also have access to some of the
coolest courses on campus. With nearly 600 honors courses offered each year, you and your dedicated honors
advisor can find perfect courses that fit your major and your interests. And speaking
of majors, if you can't find one that fits your unique educational goals, you have
a unique option available only to Honors College students — the Baccalaureus Artium
et Scientiae [BARSC] degree, which allows you to design your own major.
Once you're here, you'll have access to special
campus housing for honors students as well as all the amenities the University of South Carolina has to offer. No doubt
you are accustomed to challenging course work and strong academics, but there's a
great big world beyond the classroom and Honors College students are encouraged, make
that required, to apply what they learn through research projects, study abroad, service learning and internships. As you navigate that big world, you'll also be part of a supportive community, including
other honors students and a devoted team of faculty and staff.
Our alumni live and work all over the world, and we make every effort to keep you
in touch with each other. From alumni awards to regional events, getting together
with this accomplished group can open doors for you.
We have information sessions for prospective students on a weekly basis. Staff and
students share their experiences, discuss the academic offerings provided by the college,
review the application process and requirements and answer your questions. We look
forward to meeting you! We also encourage prospective students to check out our new
"Prospective Student" page!
'Pandemics in Literature' class shines light on history
UofSC students are exploring stories written about pandemics, ranging from medieval to futuristic, despondent to hopeful. They've found that 2020 isn't so different from similar moments throughout history, and there are some lessons to learn.
In the spotlight: Dr. Kelly Goldberg, Interactive Labs
Teaching a lab course in the time of COVID-19? Using delicate artifacts that can’t be cleaned or shared among students? Creating an innovative way to maintain the interactive lab experience, outside the laboratory? Dr. Kelly Goldberg is finding unique solutions to these challenges through her development of online 3D labs.
Young writers tackle tough subjects in new South Carolina anthology
The South Carolina Honors College has released "Writing South Carolina: Selections of the 5th Annual High School Writing Contes," which features the writings of 40 students who cover topics of racism, domestic violence, poverty and inequities in education.
Like the Honors students he taught and mentored in the college he co-founded, Peter
Sederberg was multi-faceted and exceptionally talented. Champion for peace, organizer
of protests, excellent cook, and star pitcher for his department’s softball team,
Peter Carl Sederberg also was a relentlessly curious scholar, professor, traveler,
reader, and writer. Read more of Dr. Sederberg's story
Honors students Kylie Dolbier, Rachel Kirk and Kelley Powell are a dynamic trio who
brought unrivaled energy and passionate leadership to the field as they helmed one
of the best marching bands in the country.
16With an average class size of just 16 students, Honors College courses tend to be
more intimate and encourage thoughtful interaction between our students and faculty. LEARN FROM THE BEST »