Honors Program

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Our Mission

The SCC Honors Program provides enriching and challenging academic experiences and dynamic learning opportunities for our high-achieving students. We promote diverse, interdisciplinary learning and seek to foster a community of life-long learners who motivate, support, and serve each other, our campus, and our community.

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We can’t wait to see what you’ll accomplish.

You want to stand out from your peers. You love learning. You strive to flourish and to excel in everything you do. At SCC, we value this kind of spirit, and we want to help it pay off.

The SCC Honors Program presents an opportunity to explore unique course topics and deepen your understanding of the subjects that interest you. Through the Honors Program, you’ll hone your skills as a student and develop long-lasting relationships with other motivated students.

Examples of Special Topics for Honors Courses
  • Food for Thought (History and Composition)
  • The Psychology and Politics of Hate (Psychology and Political Science)
  • The Archaeology of Mythology (Anthropology, Composition, and Literature)
  • Media and Politics: Popular Myths and Political Campaigns (Political Science and Communications)
  • Vampires and Witches in Western History and Culture (History and Composition)
  • Why Harry Potter?: Children’s Literature in Western Civilization (History and Composition)
  • To Infinity and Beyond (Philosophy and Math)
  • Your Brain on Drugs: The Biology and Psychopharmacology of Heroin (Biology and Psychology)
  • Middle-earth and Morality (Literature and Philosophy)
  • The Hero That We Need: Superheroes in U.S. Society (Composition and Sociology)
  • We’re Reading Kids’ Books...Psych! (Composition and Psychology)
  • The Literature and History of Science Fiction (History and Literature)
  • Problems and Politics: How political campaigns address social problems in our society (Sociology and Political Science)

Honors Program benefits:

  • Participation in interdisciplinary coursework.
  • Access to early registration.
  • Mentorship and academic guidance from an Honors Council member.
  • Invitations to special events throughout the semester.
  • Honors recognition on your transcript and at graduation.

And perhaps most importantly:

Receiving an Honors certificate looks great on your résumé and puts you in a good position to earn transfer scholarships and gain admission into Honors programs at four-year schools. If you’re eligible for Honors, you might also be eligible for membership in Phi Theta Kappa.

The SCC Honors Program develops:

  • Critical Thinking – Learn to skillfully analyze information.
  • Interdisciplinary Learning – Discover connections between academic disciplines.
  • Independent Research – Learn to conduct independent research on topics that are meaningful to you.
  • Civic Engagement – Develop a range of skills that will help you reflect upon and contribute to your community.

How to apply:

We encourage all high-achieving high school and college students to apply to the SCC Honors Program. Here’s how to apply:

Step 1: Fill out and submit an application.

Step 2: Provide one recommendation from a college or high school instructor – Ask your instructor to e-mail or call with information about your academic performance: honors@stchas.edu or 636.922.8564. We also accept formal letters of recommendation.

Step 3: Submit a writing sample or other significant project completed for a high school or college class.

Are you up to the challenge?

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Contact Information

Darren Osburn, Director of Honors
SSB 1104
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4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
Cofttleville, MO 63376


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