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Honors Program

The BCTC Honors Program seeks to provide an intellectually challenging college experience for students who are self-motivated and seek a higher level of knowledge. We provide a unique learning opportunity for students with outstanding intellectual ability, diverse interests, and strong motivation. Our goal is to enhance the learning environment for BCTC students through a combination of a special honors course, honors sections of regular courses, and out of class experiences.


  • 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

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

  1. Are in the top 15 percent of high school graduating class and test into college-level courses.
  2. Have a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4 point scale.
  3. Have an enhanced ACT composite score of 24 or higher or a combined score on the SAT-I of 1100 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 Honors Application.

  • COM 252-19HN (77033)
    Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
  • BIO 112-19HN (76614)
    Introduction to Biology
  • PHI 130-19Z1  (77785)
    Morality and Society
  • HNR 101 Intro to Contemporary Thought
  • SOC 235 Inequality in Society
  • HIS 120 The World at War 



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Newtown Science Building 205-L