Honors Program

The Honors Program at Sacramento City College offers students the opportunity to:

  • Challenge themselves intellectually in three-unit Honors Scholars courses in a variety of disciplines
  • Become a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society
  • Qualify for the UCLA Transfer Alliance Program (video)
  • Interact socially and academically with a diverse group of students, faculty and community members
  • Participate in service related activities, conferences, and conventions
  • Be invited to annual awards banquet, and
  • Receive scholarships

Honors Contacts


What is the Honors Program all about?

Honors Scholars courses are:

  • University transferable
  • Smaller than regular classes (usually limited to fifteen students)
  • Dependent upon student participation and research

Students who complete four (4) honors courses with a 3.0 GPA receive:

  • A certificate, celebrating the accomplishment
  • A cash award
  • An “Honors Scholar” notation on their transcript

How can I qualify for the Honors Scholars courses?

  • Enrolled or will be enrolled full-time or part-time at Sacramento City College
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA or better based on high school or college transcripts
  • Eligibility for or successful completion of ENGWR 300 (formerly English IA)

How can I become a member of Phi Theta Kappa?

  • Attend our meetings the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at noon (12:00 PM) in Learning Resource Center (library) room LRC 105
  • Enroll at SCC in at least .5 unit
  • Have at least a 3.5 GPA
  • Have completed at least 12 units of course work at SCC in classes applicable towards an AA, AS, or BA degree
  • If you fulfill the above criteria, watch for your invitation from PTK in September or February to complete the online application

How do I qualify for the UCLA TAP?

  • Have completed at least five (5) honors courses over several semesters at SCC
  • Maintain a 3.2 GPA
  • Become UCLA TAP certified by Honors Program Coordinator and Transfer Center Director during Spring semester prior to transfer
  • (There are many additional transfer advantages for SCC Honors students at other California colleges and universities.  Click here for a list of schools that partner with the SCC Honors Program)