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
  • Qualify for the UCLA Transfer Alliance Program (video) and UC Irvine Honors to Honors Program
  • Transfer to over 35 top-ranked colleges and universities including UCLA, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, Tufts, University of Michigan, University of Arizona, Brandeis, University of San Diego, Amherst, Pomona, Smith, Scripps, Pitzer, Trinity, Wheaton, Whitman, Occidental, Connecticut College, Gonzaga, Mills, La Sierra, and Loyola Marymount.
  • Interact socially and academically with a diverse group of students, faculty and community members
  • Participate in research conferences
  • Be invited to annual awards banquet, and
  • Receive scholarships

Honors Hours

MW 1:30-2:30 TTh 12:00-1:00

Honors Contacts

There is not an application to join the SCC Honors Program.  Students are part of the Honors Program by virtue of being enrolled in honors classes, committing to complete at least 15 honors qualified units, and participating in Honors Program activities.  While there is not a gpa or other eligibility requirement, students are advised that the reading and writing requirements in an honors class are generally more rigorous than in a non-honors class.  Students are encouraged to discuss the expectations of an honors class with the instructor.

The Honors Scholars Application below is to certify students who have completed 15 honors units.  The application is submitted at the end of the Honors Program.

What is the Honors Program all about?

Honors courses are:

  • University transferable
  • Smaller than regular classes (usually limited to fifteen students)
  • Dependent upon student participation and research
  • Generally focused around a research project
  • More challenging

How can I qualify for the Honors courses?

  • To succeed in an Honors class students are advised of the more rigorous reading and writing assignments.  There is not a GPA requirement, but all students should discuss the expectations with the instructor prior to enrolling.  By enrolling in one or more honors classes, you are automatically in the Honors Program.  There is not an application to be part of the Honors Program, however there is an Honors Scholar Application to certify you have completed the 15 units of honors qualified coursework.

Students who complete five (5) Honors courses with a 3.2 GPA receive:

  • A certificate celebrating the accomplishment
  • A chance to earn one of two $500 cash awards
  • An “Honors Scholar” chord and notation in the program at graduation
  • Qualification for the UCLA and HTCC TAP, and the UC Irvine Honors to Honors Program

How do I get certified for the UCLA TAP and UC Irvine Honors to Honors?

  • Complete five (5) Honors courses or 15 Honors qualified units while a student at SCC (some of those courses may be completed at another Los Rios District campus)
  • Maintain a 3.2 GPA (3.7 GPA for UCI Honors to Honors)
  • Apply to UCLA and UC Irvine in the Fall
  • Become UCLA TAP certified by SCC Honors Program Coordinator and Transfer Center Director during Spring semester prior to transfer; Become nominated for UCI Honors to Honors by SCC Honors Program Coordinator
  • (There are many additional transfer advantages for SCC Honors students at other California colleges and universities.)