Honors students are expected to make satisfactory progress toward graduating from the Honors College. This requires students to have taken a minimum of 45 Honors College course credits. Please note that H-Option course credits count towards meeting the minimum Honors College course credit requirements. A grade of “C” or better is required for a course to count both toward acceptable progress and also toward graduation from the University with honors from the Honors College.
South Carolina Honors College courses are designated either by the “SCHC” prefix, or under the appropriate departmental prefix (e.g., “MATH,” “ENGL”). The SCHC prefix is used for courses designed specifically for the Honors College, and which have no direct equivalent in the regular University curriculum. Honors College versions of University courses are distinguished by alpha-numerical section designators beginning with an H (e.g., H01, H02). A section number of “H10” is used for an Honors College section within a larger, non- Honors course. Students should keep in mind that the Honors College cannot be responsible for providing all the courses necessary to finish any particular discipline’s major.
The Honors College provides courses that fulfill University distribution requirements and that enrich your academic experience. However, in several disciplines some advanced Honors College courses that contribute toward completion of that discipline’s major may not be available. Your Honors College advisor will work with you to make graduating possible. With the approval of the appropriate dean or department chair, all Honors College courses may count toward group, area, major, minor, cognate, or elective requirements. Specific questions concerning equivalents should be directed to the Honors College Student Services office.
Honors seniors are required to fulfill additional requirements. Learn more on our graduation page.