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Program Overview

What is the Honors Program?

The Honors Program is open to qualified NCC students in all programs and concentrations. It is not a degree program, but a track for students who seek to distinguish themselves through advanced coursework.

The mission of the Honors Program is to provide challenging, enriched learning experiences for students who have demonstrated academic excellence or who show strong motivation and desire to do so. The Honors Program will support and encourage the rigorous pursuit of independent thought and promote a campus model for excellence in teaching and learning.

  • Rigorous Honors Courses and team-taught Honors Learning Communities
  • Small, learner-centered classes (15 or fewer students) that maximize student interaction and participation
  • Well-prepared classmates who are curious about the world and enthusiastic about learning
  • Supportive Honors faculty mentors
  • Credentials that will enhance opportunities for transfer to competitive colleges and universities

To graduate with the Honors Program designation, students must have

1. Applied and been accepted into the Honors Program

2. Successfully completed a minimum of 15 credits of Honors coursework, including:

  • At least one Honors Learning Community
  • Honors Senior Seminar
  • Honors Capstone.

3. Achieved

  • A minimum grade of B- in each Honors course AND
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20 in the degree program AND
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20 in Honors coursework.

Students who wish to take Honors courses without participating in the full Honors program may do so if they meet Honors Program eligibility requirements. Contact an academic advisor or the Honors Program coordinator for more details.

Contact Information

Steve Meidell
Honors Program Coordinator
(603) 882-6923, HHS Room
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