Liberal Arts - Honors Option

A Strong Foundation for Earning a Bachelor’s Degree and Beyond

The Honors experience puts you in a unique learning community of motivated students and faculty. The program is designed to help you earn a bachelor's degree, and beyond. In it, you will develop advanced skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking within the context of intellectual discussions. Our Honors students have gone on to successfully pursue a wide range of educational options at some of the nation’s top colleges and universities.

Honors is a powerful way to strengthen your academic abilities and better position yourself for professional success. Information session are offered so you can find out more about the benefits of the Honors curriculum. 

For a consultation session about the Honors curriculum, email Ralph Faris or Brian Seymour.

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Interpreters and Translators – est. salary $51,914
Librarians – est. salary $63,100
Technical Writers – est. salary $81,777
Travel Guides – est. salary $29,878
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary – est. salary $80,833
Program Directors  – est. salary $59,929* 

**EMSI Data, 2019; Philadelphia County, PA; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher.

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Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Liberal Arts - Honors Option degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
IDS 298H - Seminar in the Humanities and Social Sciences - Modern (Honors) 3 credits   Major Course
Interpretive Studies
ENGL 101H - English Composition I (Honors) 3 credits   ENGL 101
ART 104H - History of Art: Renaissance to Modern (Honors) or
ENGL 298H - Literature in the Context of Intellectual History: Modern (Honors) or
HIST 298H - Intell Hist: Modern Honors or
PHIL 298H - Philosophy in the Context of Intellectual History: Modern (Honors)
9 credits Select 3 courses from this list Directed Elective

Establish and maintain the minimum GPA requirement: 3.0 (B)

  • This program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program after earning their associate’s degree
  • Follow this course schedule each semester and you’ll earn your associate’s degree in two years
  • Make sure you discuss your first semester schedule and your educational plan with an advisor or counselor when you register.

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
IDS 297H - Seminar in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Ancient and Medieval (Honors) 3 credits   Major Course
ENGL 102H - English Composition II (Honors) 3 credits   ENGL 102, Info Lit
ART 103 - History of Art: Ancient to Renaissance or
PHIL 297H - Philosophy in the Context of Intellectual History: Ancient and Medieval (Honors) or
HIST 297H - Intellectual History: Modern (Honors) or
ENGL 297H - Literature in the Context of Intellectual History: Ancient and Medieval (Honors)
9 credits Select 3 courses from this list Directed Elective

Maintain the minimum GPA requirement: 3.0 (B)
Meet with assigned Honors Advisor to plan remaining courses and begin transfer applications

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type

ART 101H - Visual Communication (Honors) or
HIST 103H - United States and Pennsylvania History: The 20th Century (Honors) or
HUM 101H - Cultural Traditions (Honors) or
PHIL 101H - Introduction to Philosophy (Honors) or
POLS 111H - American Government (Honors) or
PSYC 101H - Introduction to Psychology (Honors) or
SOC 101H - Introduction to Sociology (Honors)

3 credits   Directed Elective
FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra (or higher) or
MATH 137 - Geometry for Design or
MATH 150 - Introductory Data Analysis
3 credits   Students with a Math Placement score above 118, should not take FNMT 118 Mathematics
ENGL 195H - Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences I (Honors) 3 credits   Directed Elective
Writing Intensive
BIOL 106 - General Biology I or
BIOL 108 - Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology or
CHEM 105 - Inquiry into Chemistry or
PHYS 101 - Revolutionary Concepts in Physics or
PHYS 105 - Survey of Physics
4 credits   Lab Science
World Language 101 3 credits

Depending on the student's major, many, but not all, transfer institutions require some knowledge of a foreign language (from one semester to two years of study at the college level or equivalent). Students should consult with their advisors about appropriate courses to meet specific transfer needs.

Am/Global Diversity

Maintain the minimum GPA requirement: 3.0 (B)
Meet with assigned Honors Advisor to plan remaining courses and begin transfer applications

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
EASC 111H - Environmental Conservation (Honors) or
PHYS 108 - Descriptive Astronomy
3 credits   Natural Science
World Language 102 or
General Elective
3 credits Depending on the student's major, many, but not all, transfer institutions require some knowledge of a foreign language (from one semester to two years of study at the college level or equivalent). Students should consult with their advisors about appropriate courses to meet specific transfer needs. General Elective
PSYC 215H - Developmental Psychology (Honors) or
IDS 299H: Interdisciplinary Seminar: Comprehensive Timeline or Thematic Approach (Honors)
3 credits   Directed Elective
CIS 103 - Computer Applications & Concepts 3 credits   Tech Comp
ENGL 196H - Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences II (Honors) 3 credits   Writing Intensive

Maintain the minimum GPA requirement: 3.0 (B)
Meet with assigned Honors Advisor to plan remaining courses and begin transfer applications

  • Congratulations, this is your final semester! Don’t forget to complete your graduation application.
  • Meet with an advisor when registering for your classes
  • Finalize your transfer plans:
  • Take advantage of our scholarship opportunities for transferring students and apply for a scholarship
  • Visit Career Connections to learn about internships and your future career possibilities

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

*Depending on the student's major, many, but not all, transfer institutions require some knowledge of a world language (from one semester to two years of study at the college level or equivalent). Students should consult with their advisors about appropriate courses to meet specific transfer needs. Depending on the combination of Honors courses they choose, students will take a minimum of three and a maximum of seven general electives.

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