Honors Program

Program Description:

The Polk State College Honors Program is designed for highly-motivated, talented students who wish to be challenged by an intellectually stimulating academic program of study. Honors Program courses are not simply regular courses with additional work; instead they provide alternative approaches to learning that are student-centered and interactive, promoting creativity and global understanding. Honors classes are small, enabling students and faculty in each class to form a close-knit learning community.

Program Requirements:

Students are welcome to take as many or as few Honors Program courses as they wish.  However, students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours in courses with the Honors Program designation and graduate from Polk State College with a 3.2 GPA to complete the requirements of the Honors Program.

Program Outcomes:

A graduate of the Polk State College Honors Program will be able to:

  • Utilize primary sources to research, write and/or create original academic work,
  • Interpret qualitative and/or quantitative data from a variety of sources,
  • Engage in cultural events, service-learning projects, or professional experiences related to the  discipline, and
  • Apply logic and reasoning to analyze and solve discipline specific problems.

Got Questions? E-mail: honors@polk.edu
Ready to Get Started?  See an academic advisor.