What is the Honors Program?
The Honors Program at Riverland Community College offers enhanced learning opportunities and activities to students who demonstrate academic excellence and a high level of interest and initiative. The Honors Program consists of 12 honors credits plus a three credit Honors Leadership Development course.
Riverland Honor Students Benefit From:
- Small Class Sizes (Limited to 24)
- Increased opportunities for intellectual challenges and growth
- Opportunity to work with other highly motivated students.
- Designation of Honors after each Honors section on college transcript indicates academic rigor to potential employers, transfer institutions, and/or scholarship committees.
- Regalia at graduation from Riverland (pending)
- Partnership transfer programs with state universities (pending)
- Attendance at Gustavus Adolphus' Nobel Conference during the fall semester
Honor Courses Available
Fall Semester 2017
- CCLS1100 Honors Leadership Development
- GEOG1211 Honors Physical Geography (Goal 3 & 10)
- ENGL1102 Honors Composition I: Writing about Literature (Goal 1 & 2)
- ENGL1107 Honors Composition II (Goal 1 & 8)
- PSCI1015 Honors American Government (Goal 5 & 9)
To register for Honors courses, you must have:
- Reading Accuplacer score of 100 or more, or
- Reading ACT Score of 24 or more, or
- Permission from the Honors Program Coordinator, based on faculty recommendation and a cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher.
Honors Program Requirements:
- 12 credits of Honors courses, and
- CCLS 1100: Honors Leadership Development, and
- 3.5 cumulative GPA