Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a distinct, all-encompassing community of educational growth, opportunity, and support, dedicated to the development of scholarly excellence.

Vision Statement

The Honors Program at South Florida State College aims to provide multiple novel research opportunities, diverse experiences for the campus, and a knowledgeable community that molds innovative, transformative students, staff and faculty leaders.

Student Outcomes

Through a combination of curriculum and co-curricular interests, graduates of South Florida State College’s Honors Program will have exhibited and established:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Novel Research Activities
  • Communication Skills
  • Collaboration with fellow students and faculty
  • Acquired Professionalism
  • Community Insight

Honors Program Students in the News

Students Publish Undergraduate Research in Academic Journal

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
  • 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


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 courses 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. 


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)


Jason “Jake” Fitzgerald 863-784-7247 jason.fitzgerald@southflorida.edu
Director, Honors Program