The Honors College at Lone Star College

The Path to Excellence Starts Here

photo of ladyThe Honors College at Lone Star College offers a wide range of opportunities for honors students—from incoming freshman wanting to graduate with an Honors AA or Honors AS degree, to high-achieving students seeking to graduate with Honors distinction, to students interested in earning individual honors course credit.

The Honors College is designed to meet the needs of high-achieving students seeking to improve their college transcripts and transferability with challenging coursework provided across a broad range of disciplines. Our courses will engage and challenge students inside and outside the classroom through small classes and close interaction with dedicated faculty. Opportunities to enrich the total college experience while at The Honors College include travel, off-campus educational and cultural events, service learning opportunities, conferences and special seminars.

Applications for the 2015-2017 Honors College Chancellors Fellows program will be available October 15, 2014

The Honors College Program

GraduatesThe Honors College at Lone Star College offers students the advantages of a small “college within a college,” while still providing access to the extensive benefits available through Lone Star College.

Honors classes provide a unique intellectual and co-curricular experience. Honors College students may earn honors academic course credit by enrolling in honors sections, as well as by working with a faculty mentor on honors contracts.

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Chancellor's Honors College Fellows

Image of a lone Star studentA limited number of incoming freshmen will be admitted as Chancellor’s Honors College Fellows. Recipients of this award will receive a full scholarship to pursue a course of study culminating in an Honors AA or AS degree.

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Graduation Distinctions

Students enrolled in The Honors College are eligible for graduation distinctions based on their honors contract program and credit hours taken.  All honors courses will be appropriately designated on transcripts.

  • Honors College Fellow Degree (AA/AS) – Students who complete a minimum of 6 honors credit hours per semester and a total of 27 hours of honors credit with an overall 3.5 GPA will receive the designation of Honors College Fellow Degree on their transcript
  • Graduate with Honors in Research – Completion of 9 Honors credits, 3.50 GPA

  • Graduate with High Honors in Research – Completion of 15 Honors credits, 3.50 GPA

  • Graduate with Highest Honors in Research – Completion of 21 Honors credits, 3.50 GPA

  • Honors Scholar – Completion of Honors Scholar contract (includes 25 hours of internship); 3.50 GPA.  Note: The Honors Scholar Contract may only be attempted after successful completion of 9 honors credits OR after successful completion of 6 honors credits with concurrent enrollment in an additional 3 or more honors credits

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