Honors Program

The Honors Program at Indian River State College provides students with the opportunity to expand their academic horizon and enter into a shared inquiry that leads them to further develop their intellectual capacities.

A prospective Honors Program student must have:

  • An ACT composite score of 26 or higher, an SAT combined score (math plus reading) of 1100 or higher, OR
  • A combined P.E.R.T. score of 350 or higher, OR
  • A cumulative College grade point average of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale, with a minimum of 12 credit hours excluding Developmental Education courses, OR
  • A combined College Placement Test Score of 280 or above.

Requirements

Students must successfully complete all degree requirements, Service Learning and Honors designated credit courses, including IDS 1110, The Pursuit of Knowledge. They are expected to attend Performing & Visual Arts performances, participate in campus activities such as Brain Bowl and CCG, and are encouraged to participate in IRSC Study Abroad.

Honors Diploma - in addition to or as part of the degree requirements:

  • 24 hours of Honors designated credit
  • 45 hours of documented Service Learning
  • An acceptable Honors Capstone Project
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5

Honors Certificate - in addition to or as a part of the degree requirements:

  • 15 hours of Honors designated credit
  • 15 hours of documented Service Learning
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5

Honors credit may be earned by completing the Honors Interdisciplinary Seminar, completing the Honors Capstone Project, and completing other Honors designated course work. Students interested in the Honors Program may contact the Associate Dean of Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences for application information.