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 applicants to learn more about Honors life
prospective student page!
'My new queen': Miss Gamecock Pageant resumes after year-long pause
Honors student and Goldwater Scholar Felicia McGill is crowned the Miss Gamecock 2022 pageant-winner.
UofSC holds food drive to address community needs ahead of the holidays
Honors was one of many units, departments and organizations on campus that participated in the Gamecock Pantry Great Food Race! Honors successfully collected 676 items for donation.
No boxes for her
Honors first-generation student and Stamps Scholar Layne Scopano works hard to make sure that there are opportunities and options for all.
A Letter from the Dean
"Because of strong support of the university’s leadership, faculty members, friends and alumni, we have been able to grow our resources and continue to deliver an extraordinary educational opportunity."
Dean of the South Carolina Honors College
Born to teach
In a state where many teachers did not return to the classroom for the 2021-2022 school year, these SCHC educators found the strength to continue teaching and to push through obstacles.
Dec. 12Join us for a celebration of our December graduates on December 12, 2021 at 3:00 PM.
Location: Russell House Ballroom | MORE INFORMATION
May 5Join us for a celebration of our spring graduates on May 5, 2022 at 6:00 PM. Location:
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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 »
Meet the newest Honors BARSC-MD cohort! These bright and hard-working freshmen are
ready to pursue a rigorous and exciting path of coursework and experiences to follow
their calling into the field of medicine.
Learn more about our amazing students
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.