What is Honors?

What is "Honors" in College?

It's not about extra material. It's not about longer assignments. It's about joining a community of scholars at the college level. It's about exceptional preparation for transfer and beyond. 

Honors education ignites passion for lifelong learning and encourages student creativity, collaboration, and leadership in the classroom and beyond. It is characterized by in-class and extracurricular activities that are measurably broader, deeper, or more complex than comparable learning experiences typically found at institutions of higher education. Honors curriculum serves as a laboratory for inventive and experiential education that can be implemented in the traditional classroom. Honors experiences include a distinctive learner-directed environment and philosophy, provide opportunities that are appropriately tailored to fit the institution's culture and mission, and frequently occur within a close community of students and faculty.

Source: National Collegiate Honors Council, "What is Honors?"

What is "Honors" at Saddleback?

Academically, "Honors" is defined by our Student Learning Outcomes.

Honors Program Student Learning Outcomes

Whether you choose to participate in only one or two Honors classes or pursue the Certificate, the Honors Program can contribute greatly to your educational experience at Saddleback College.