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SC Honors

Join an elite group of student scholars who pursue extended interdisciplinary study throughout their four years at Simpson

The SC Honors program provides intellectually gifted, curious and motivated students more challenging coursework and unique co-curricular activities

As an SC Honors student, you’ll take interdisciplinary coursework, attend campus lectures, and participate in educational trips, undergraduate research and other unique activities to foster your intellectual growth amid similarly talented peers. 

Priority registration
You’ll be one of the first to register for the next semester’s classes. This will help you move through your required coursework seamlessly and help make achieving your academic goals possible. You’ll also take around 20 percent of your total coursework in the Honors Education program and complete an SC Honors capstone project, ensuring a dynamic and rigorous educational environment. Future employers and graduate and professional schools will be impressed to see your honors distinction.

Advanced Engaged Citizenship Curriculum
In addition to diversifying your knowledge through a more challenging liberal arts curriculum, you’ll also have opportunities to dig deeper into important subjects. Honors interdisciplinary courses and seminars explore big ideas, issues and challenges confronting society, such as: immigration, criminal justice reform, climate change, and arts and social justice. This expanded knowledge will improve your professional profile, as well your understanding of being an aware citizen of the world.

Special opportunities
You’ll receive special advising for national fellowships, scholarships and grants, such as the Rhodes Scholarship and Fulbright U.S. student awards. We’ll also help you participate in regional and national research conferences such as those offered by the National Collegiate Honors Council. On campus, you’ll tap unique undergraduate research opportunities early and participate in reserved leadership roles in various areas, including social media, programming, governance and peer mentoring.

Eligible first-year candidates must have earned a 3.5 or higher GPA and scored a 28 or higher on the ACT (1320 SAT) at the time of application to Simpson. Students must also submit a personal statement to be considered for this honors program. Current Simpson College students are welcome to apply for SC Honors admissions if they have a GPA of 3.3 or higher.

Apply now for SC Honors