The Honors Program is designed for students who excel academically. Honors courses allow you to engage in unique projects and learning situations that are challenging and stimulating. Honors courses do not require more work; the purpose of an Honors course is to offer high achieving students the opportunity to participate in engaging and creative learning environments that extend beyond those of the regular classroom.
The Honors curriculum consists of special sections of general education courses as well as specialized transfer courses. No additional cost is associated with Honors courses.
Eligibility Requirements for Honors Scholars
Students who want to participate in the program must meet one of the following criteria:
1. Have an ACT composite score of 23, or
2. Have a high school cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), or
3. Have a college cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) based on twelve or more semester hours of college work (not including developmental course work).
Honors courses are denoted by the letter “H” following the course number in the college catalog and course schedule. Syllabi for these courses may be viewed at under the Common Syllabi.
Check out these available Honors Courses:
• Abnormal Psychology Honors
• African-American Literature Honors
• America In Vietnam Honors
• American History to 1865 Honors
• American History from 1865 Honors
• American Women, American Times Honors
• Conservation Biology Honors
• English Literature from 1750 to Present Honors
• Exposition Honors
• Literature of the American South Honors
• Modern British History Honors
• Philosophy Honors
• Sociology Honors
Why would I want to be an Honors Scholar?
As an Honors Scholar, you can take advantage of the benefits below:
• Honors scholarship to assist with tuition and fees
• Small classes
• Individualized contact with professors
• Intellectually stimulating atmosphere
• Interaction with like-minded peers
• Focus on active learning and creative exchange over lecture
• Notation of Honors Certificate completion on MACC transcript
• Recognition at Commencement
• Competitive edge in four-year college admission and scholarships
The Honors Certificate
To earn an Honors Certificate while studying at MACC, you must complete an Associate’s degree and the following:
• Complete 12 hours of Honors courses representing a minimum of two disciplines
• Earn a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average in Honors courses
• Earn an overall grade point average of 3.5