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!
SC Women's Club Ice Hockey has successful inaugural season
Honors senior Hana Donnelly is cofounder of USC’s first women’s club hockey team. The inaugural team finished their first season ranked second in the newfound College Hockey South Women’s Division.
USC students bring untold history of Sumter, S.C., to the public
Honors students contribute in the classroom by creating a traveling exhibit and conducting oral histories that will tell the story of Williams Furniture Company, the business started by Oliver Lafayette Williams, the “Williams” of today’s Williams-Brice Stadium.
USC announces new designation, initiatives to support first-gen students
Honors first-gen coordinator Amanda Heinsman is committed to championing for first-generation students’ success as USC invests in supportive infrastructure.
Friday, April 12, 2024
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