What the Honors Program Offers:

College Honors Courses

  • Academically rigorous, transferable college classes that satisfy General Education requirements for the AA degree, prerequisites in the major, and electives.
  • A participatory teaching style that fosters critical thinking and independence
  • Small class sizes with a maximum of 15 students per class
  • Interdisciplinary seminars on a variety of topics
  • Opportunities for students to conduct undergraduate research (UGR) in STEM fields and social sciences/humanities
  • Humanities-based leadership course using PTK curriculum

Greater Access and Privileges

  • Attend college transfer workshops
  • Participate in service-learning opportunities in the community
  • Opportunities for students to present their research at state and regional Honors conferences
  • Access to The Study, the Honors student study lounge

Scholarships

Edward K. Roberts Honors Program Book Scholarship for all Honors students in good standing. It provides $500 annually for purchasing textbooks.

In-State Transfers

Honors counts at SFSC!

  • As a graduate of the Honors Program, you will receive special recognition and wear special regalia at your Commencement ceremony.
  • The Honors Program designation will appear on your diploma and transcript, and all Honors course you took will be marked as such.
  • Your completion of the oral presentation and service-learning requirements will appear on your transcript.

The Honors Program has Direct Connect partnerships with the Florida Institute of Technology and the University of Tampa. 

UofTampa               FIT

Collegiate High School/Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment and Collegiate High School students may take Honors courses with the instructor’s permission. If the students enroll in SFSC after graduating from high school, they may apply to the Honors Program. Once they are accepted, any Honors course they completed with a grade of A or B will be counted toward graduation from the Honors Program. Before high school students enroll in Honors courses, their high school guidance counselor should consult the Honors Program director or advisor.

SFSC Honors Program Students Have Attended

  • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton)
  • Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne)
  • Florida Southern College (Lakeland)
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee)
  • George Washington University (Washington, D.C.)
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice (New York, New York)
  • New College (Sarasota)
  • University of Central Florida (Orlando)
  • University of Florida (Gainesville)
  • University of Miami Law School (Coral Gables)
  • University of South Florida (Tampa)
  • University of Tampa (Tampa)

Contacts

Dr. Charlotte Pressler 863-784-7247 presslerc@southflorida.edu
Director, Honors Program    
     
Kimberly L. Hemler 863-784-7331 hemlerk@southflorida.edu
Honors Program Advisor