Honors Program | BCTC

Honors Program

The Honors Program provides a unique learning opportunity for students with outstanding intellectual ability, diverse interests, and strong motivation. The goal of the program is to enhance the learning environment for BCTC students.

Admission & Program Requirements

First-time freshmen will be automatically accepted into the Honors Program if they meet one of the following criteria:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4 point scale.
  • Have an enhanced ACT composite score of 24 or higher

Incoming freshmen not meeting one of the above criteria, transfer students, and/or any currently enrolled BCTC student who has a minimum cumulative BCTC GPA of 3.5 with a minimum of 12 credit hours of college-level course work may also apply for admission to the Honors Program by submitting the following:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Interview with Honors Coordinator

All students (freshman, transfer, and current) interested in being admitted to the Honors Program will need to complete an online Honors Application.

To complete the honors program students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 12 credit hours in Honors Program sections, including HNR 101 (Introduction to Contemporary Thought)
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA


  • Honors advising
  • Priority registration
  • Small classes
  • Cultural and social activities
  • Advanced university preparation
  • Honors certificate of completion presented with diploma
  • Opportunity to serve as Presidential Ambassador
  • Official transcript notification certifying Honors Program Graduate
  • Transfer institution visits

Honors Courses

BCTC honors program courses are designed to allow students to fulfill many of their General Education requirements in classes that explore subject matter more deeply. Honors courses do not necessarily require more work, but they do require a high level of intellectual curiosity and independent thinking.

To complete the BCTC Honors Program, students also take a specially designed interdisciplinary course (HNR 101 – Introduction to Contemporary Thought) that examines the development and impact of contemporary social, scientific, and philosophical thought.


Angie King
Newtown Campus, Classroom Building 311 G