The Honors College curriculum consists of four categories:
- The Honors Core
- Honors electives
- A Beyond the Classroom experience
- Senior Thesis
Together these will total the 45 honors credit hours required to graduate from the University with honors from the Honors College. You may choose to fulfill these requirements in any way that works with your major, minor, or personal interests, meaning there is no specific order in which you must take certain classes.
Honors courses that meet each of the specific distribution requirements are designated in the SCHC course catalog. To fulfill these requirements the course must have "SC Honors College" listed as an atribute.
|English or Literature||3||Any course in English composition or literature|
|History of Civilization||3||Any course on the history of civilization|
|Humanities||3||Any humanities course|
|Social/Behavioral Science||3||Any social or behavioral science|
|Natural Science with Lab||4||Must include a lab|
|Analysis||3||Math, logic, statistics, computer sciences, or other course so designated|
|Electives||19||Any honors course or up to 6 credits of study abroad courses (see below for a full explanation)|
|Beyond the Classroom||3||Undergraduate research, service-learning, internship, or study outside of South Carolina (may be a non-honors course)|
|Thesis Prep (SCHC 390)||1||Senior thesis preparation course, usually 6th semester (students abroad in this semester are exempt)|
|Thesis (SCHC 499)||3||Usually register for 1 credit of SCHC 499 in the 7th semester and 2 credits of SCHC 499 in the 8th semester.|
|End of Semester||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||5th||6th||7th||8th|
* A student is expected to earn a minimum GPR of 3.0 in the first two semesters.
** A student must maintain a cumulative GPR of 3.3 in order to graduate with honors from the South Carolina Honors College.
Minimum letter grade: "C" or better for any honors course counted towards graduation with honors.