Why Choose Honors?
Honors Program students are taught to think critically.
Learn to distinguish facts from opinions, judgments from inferences, inductive and deductive arguments, and objective and subjective materials. Generate questions and support arguments adequately. Find new solutions that approach problems from new angles. Remain open to new information, methods, cultural systems, and diversity of values.
Honors Program students are taught to communicate effectively.
Learn communication strategies that influence diverse audiences. Express ideas and concepts precisely and persuasively in multiple formats, and employ writing conventions suitable to research and/or creative processes.
Honors Program students are taught to demonstrate integrity.
Live the scholarly standards of conduct, respect intellectual property, identify social issues and accept responsibility for active civic engagement.
Honors Program students are taught to be productive global citizens.
Engage in your world as an informed, independent learner with defined, achievable education/career objectives and a commitment to lifelong learning.
The GCC Honors Program strives to:
- Foster a climate of excellence in the colleges and in the surrounding community
- Raise awareness of the excellence and variety of educational services provided by the Maricopa Community Colleges
- Promote a sense of scholarship and community
- Encourage students to achieve the maximum benefit from their educational experiences
- Recognize talent and motivation of outstanding community college students and faculty and
- Serve as a resource for innovation and testing for new methodologies and services.
Honors Program Graduate Criteria
To graduate from the Honors Program, students must complete a minimum of 15 Honors credits distributed among 4 different prefixes and earn a cumulative grade-point average of 3.500 or higher. Graduates receive an Honors medallion, and diplomas and transcripts indicate their achievement.