Honors Program


The Honors Program is created to offer students the opportunity to expand and enrich their educational journeys. Specific courses are designed to present the dedicated and committed student with an opportunity to reach a greater breadth and depth of his/her academic and intellectual potential.

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The Honors Program establishes greater academic rigor by offering collaborative interaction in themed and threaded coursework. Students who are accepted into the Honors Program will benefit from engaging in enriched course work in the areas of social science, humanities, science and business/economics.   A one-unit colloquium is added into a designated honors course each semester, providing the student the opportunity to integrate and emphasize the knowledge gained in the core courses.

Benefits to students accepted into the COS Honors program include, but are not limited to:

  • Small class sizes.
  • Priority enrollment.
  • Assistance with TAG (transfer agreement) to University of California or California State University.
  • Specialized curriculum geared toward critical thinking and analysis
  • Participation in student cohorts.
  • Interaction through field trips and schedule socialized events.
  • Interaction with dedicated honors staff and faculty.
  • The opportunity to graduate with honors distinction and cord, honors notation on diploma, honors notation on transcript and an honors recognition ceremony.

Requirements include graduation in the upper 10 percent of your high school class, a 3.5 GPA in high school classes and completion of the COS Honors Program application.

Current COS students must also meet requirements denoted in the application and have at least six semester hours of college level courses with a 3.5 GPA in core courses.

For additional information, please contact Cynthia Johnson, Honors Program director, at cynthiaj@cos.edu .

Last Updated: 3/2/2012 12:31 PM