Honors Program Completion

To “complete the Honors Program,” students must not only be in Good Standing as Certificate-Track students but also complete their Honors coursework with a GPA of at least 3.2. All Honors courses counting toward Program completion must be letter-graded. Students may not elect “P/NP” on these courses. (Any “P” received in an Honors course will be counted as a “C” for the purposes of this requirement.)

Completion of the Honors Program is necessary but not sufficient for Honors transfer eligibility!

Graduation Picture of Former President Richard McCullough Former Saddleback College President Richard McCullough wore his Honorary Honors Program Medal with pride at the 2008 Commencement Ceremony, just before his retirement.

Dr. McCullough was one of the leaders of the faculty team that designed the Honors Program in 1988, creating a cross-disciplinary core supplemented by elective classes.

Over his Saddleback career Dr. McCullough was also Professor of Biology; President of the Academic Senate; Dean of the Division of Mathematics, Science, and Engineering; and Vice President for Instruction.


Core Option 1   

  • English 1AH 
    Before Fall 2013, this course was English 1A (H)

  • Humanities 10A and 10B (taken in any order)

  • plus additional (“elective”) Honors course or courses totaling at least five units,
    for a total of at least 15 Honors units.
    English 1B (H) may be taken as one of these electives.


Core Option 2  

  • English 1B (H)

  • Humanities 10A and 10B (taken in any order)

  • plus additional (“elective”) Honors course or courses totaling at least six units,
    for a total of at least 15 Honors units.


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  • Library 2 (H)

  • Humanities 10A and 10B (taken in any order)

  • Honors literature (i.e., any Honors English 15A through 50)

  • plus additional ( “elective”) Honors course or courses totaling at least six units,
    for a total of at least 18 Honors units.

Elective Honors courses may be taken at Saddleback or
Irvine Valley College or, by petition, at other California
community colleges. By petition, IVC Honors Writing 1-2 may be substituted for Honors English 1A-1B.

Students who complete the Honors Program receive the Honors Program Medal, the Completion Certificate, and the transcript notation, “Honors Program Completed [Sem/Yr].”
 

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Eric Bremen followed Joseph Hassine
not only in completing the Honors Program the following year,
but also in becoming Associated Student Body President.
Each is an alumnus of whom we are very proud.