Honors Program

Contact Information

The public areas of the Honors Student Center are now open to everyone. The public areas include reception, staff offices, and Honors Advising. They are located in E-055, next door to the Subway restaurant. The Honors Computer Lab, Kitchen and Quiet Study Area currently remain under construction. Stay tuned for information about the Grand Opening ceremony and Open House.

Honors Study Abroad Students interested in studying abroad with us should attend one of our information sessions.


The Richland College Honors Program provides highly qualified students with an enriched and challenging academic community where they develop the capabilities necessary to excel in their educational and career goals.

Is the Honors Program for me?

Do you enjoy small, discussion-oriented classes with great teachers? Do you like thinking, discussing, reading and writing, and are you excited about developing those skills?

Do you want more personal involvement in your classes, from choosing texts and study topics to leading class discussions?

Are you intellectually curious?

If you answered "yes" to the questions above, then the Richland College Honors Program could be the program for you. In the Honors Program, you will be able to complete enriching and rewarding core curriculum courses and co-curricular learning experiences specifically designed for students who desire to transfer to four-year institutions.

What specifically can I expect as a student in the Honors Program?

  • an opportunity to build community with a diverse group of highly motivated and capable college students earning their Associate’s or Applied Associate’s of Science degrees
  • graduation from Richland as an Honors scholar
  • participation in local community activities and cultural events through both extracurricular and co-curricular opportunities
  • scholarship opportunities for Honors Program students
  • preparation to excel in competitive public or private four-year colleges and universities
  • smaller classes with enhanced interaction with your faculty members
  • enriched learning opportunities

Join the Richland College Honors Program. Applications are taken year round for this exceptional academic community.