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HTC Honors College and Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Sara N. Hottinger, Ph.D.
    Dean, HTC Honors College and Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
    Kearns Hall 102
    843-349-2473
    shottinge@coastal.edu
  • Lisa Gagne
    Administrative Coordinator
    Kearns Hall 101
    843-349-2934
    lgagne@coastal.edu

The HTC Honors College and Center for Interdisciplinary Studies is home to innovative interdisciplinary programs that allow CCU students to explore the range of academic opportunities the university has to offer, while encouraging them to pursue their passions and hone their skills and talents. We work with three amazing groups of students, all of whom are exploring and studying in the 90+ academic programs here at Coastal Carolina University: honors students, interdisciplinary studies majors, and our exploring, undeclared freshmen

Our honors students develop expertise in a traditional academic major while they are engaged in innovative interdisciplinary research and creative inquiry as part of their honors coursework.  Students in our interdisciplinary studies program design their own academic major, selecting courses from departments across campus that center around a compelling question or issue.  Finally, we enjoy working with first-year students who are undeclared and exploring the wide variety of undergraduate degree programs we offer here at CCU.  What all of our students have in common is that they are connected to colleges, departments and programs across campus, and we do everything we can to support each of them as they progress in their degree programs and work toward graduation.

In addition to honors, interdisciplinary studies and our first-year student programming, the HTC Honors College and Center for Interdisciplinary Studies also supports the Women's and Gender Studies program, the environmental studies minor and the sustainability and gerontology certificate programs.

Please reach out if you have questions about any of our programs.  We would love to hear from you!

Honors College News

Breede wins Sun Belt award
Breede wins Sun Belt award

Breede a Sun Belt 2019 Faculty Member of the Year Award Recipient

'Success is doing something we love'
'Success is doing something we love'

CCU commencement speaker says graduates' skills are needed more than ever

Watch: Shark hydrodynamics research
Watch: Shark hydrodynamics research

Watch: Graduate students spend summer studying shark hydrodynamics