The South Carolina Honors College experience is first rate. Choose from more than 600 challenging courses taught by top faculty or define a unique major that’s tailored to your interests. When the stellar academics join with the college’s highly collaborative culture, it’s easy to see why the Honors College has been the nation’s top honors program since 2012.
The Honors College is a place where high achieving students enjoy an engaging college experience that connects them with research, study abroad, service learning and internships. Plus, Honors College advisors and unparalleled staff support help students take their education to new heights.
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae
The university’s most selective undergraduate degree program gives students the opportunity to curate an in-depth curriculum that’s tailored to their specific interests and career goals.CREATE YOUR OWN MAJOR
December graduate Sarah Anne Livingston gained work experience, friendships at USC
December graduate Sarah Anne Livingston didn’t just ace her engineering classes. She also engineered her future by racking up a whopping six internships with three different companies.
'They broke down the barriers so I could be here'
The university’s second Black woman student body vice president, Hannah White, is sharing the influential stories from 21 of Carolina’s Black women leaders who broke down barriers in her award-winning documentary.
First-generation college students add energy, resilience to USC campus
There is no typical first-generation college student. Some come from immigrant families, some from households where family members didn’t graduate from high school. But all add energy and variety to the University of South Carolina campus.
Honors alumna fights to save endangered species
Honors college and Marine Sciences alumna Ana Bishop’s senior thesis and passion for protecting marine ecosystems grew into a two-year project and a mission to save endangered whales.
Achieve Beyond the Classroom
Join a college where students are among the best in the state and the country, consistently earning Hollings, Marshall and Goldwater scholar awards. Where 100 percent of students receive scholarships, including Top Scholar Awards. Where a focused faculty and support system help students achieve in areas such as undergrad research, senior thesis and national fellowships.APPLY