Honors Programs & Societies

A Special Opportunity for the Brightest

The years you spend at Harford Community College can help you prepare for a lifetime of success. For members of the HCC Honors Program, the experience may have an even more profound significance. The challenge of the Harford Community College Honors Program is intended for students who seek an enriched academic experience. Courses include greater intellectual and experiential opportunities and challenges, providing enriched learning and greater depth of analysis, synthesis and evaluation of material.

Why enroll in the Honors Program?

Classes are limited to 15 students to allow for more concentrated and personalized instruction and to promote interaction between outstanding teachers and students.

  • Participation in special academic and social events, such as dinner with the College president 
  • Access to Honors scholarships at HCC
  • The opportunity to share perspectives within a learning community and participate in research and special projects
  • Special recognition at Commencement
  • Designated Honors courses on your transcript, showing transfer institutions and prospective employers your record of high achievement
  • Opportunity to transfer to the Honors College at Towson University and receive a $1,000 annual scholarship.
    Acceptance into the program is based on eligibility at the time of application submission.

To qualify you must meet the following criteria:

New Students:

  • Have completed an HCC Application for Enrollment
  • Eligible to enroll in college-level English and reading courses
  • Achieved a cumulative GPA of no less than 3.2 in high school

Current or New Transfer Students:

  • Eligible to enroll in college-level English and reading courses
  • Possess a cumulative GPA of no less than 3.2 and a minimum of nine credits of college-level courses

To continue with Honors Program eligibility:

  • You must maintain a cumulative GPA of no less than 3.0 in Honors courses.

In certain circumstances, exceptions to the criteria may be permitted with the consent of the instructor or the division dean.

Interim Division Dean

John Mayhorne
Interim Dean of Humanities