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HTC Honors College

HTC Honors College is designed to encourage intellectual curiosity and ability in highly motivated and academically-gifted students.

Honors students pursue a challenging and personalized education at Coastal Carolina University. They must meet graduated academic requirements and complete a senior thesis in order to earn the designation of "University Honors" on their transcript upon graduation from Coastal Carolina University. HTC Honors College graduates earn high acceptance rates into the nation's most prestigious graduate and professional schools.  View profiles of the Honors Class of 2018 »

Honors students enjoy multiple benefits for participating, including high levels of personal attention from faculty, priority registration, and designated housing.

Each Fall, HTC Honors College enrolls approximately 100 new first-year students. The total number of students in HTC Honors College has grown to over 700 students.

The academic requirements for continuing students entering the Honors College entail taking 24 credit-hours of honors classes including:

  • 3 credits from any 300-level HONR course (typically taken in the sophomore year);
  • 3 credits from the Research Methods Seminar, HONR 498 (or equivalent course within your major taken as honors courses, typically taken during the spring semester of your junior year);
  • 3 credits from the Senior Thesis/Project Seminar HONR 499 (or equivalent course within your major taken as honors courses, typically taken during the fall semester of your senior year).

Our faculty are interested in enriching your academic experience in the classroom with a challenging and creative learning experience. Our goal is to offer a well-structured honors curriculum that incorporates disciplinary, cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives that encourage collaboration among members of the University community to support your personal growth as an honors student.


HTC Honors College and Center for Interdisciplinary Studies 
Kearns Hall 116
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC  29528-6054