Honors Program

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At Columbia College Chicago, all undergraduate students complete requirements of the Columbia Core Curriculum, which provides a solid foundation in the liberal arts and sciences. The Honors Program offers an enhanced core curriculum experience tailored to our high-achieving undergraduate students who seek a greater academic challenge. Honors Program Requirements, and to receive the designation of Honors Program Graduate on the final transcript: *Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater *Complete 15 credit hours of Honors courses Honors courses are open to any student who maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater, as long as they have met course prerequisites, and regardless of whether they are declared into the Honors Program. PLEASE NOTE: Becoming a member of this Honors Program Engage Columbia group does not automatically declare you into the Honors Program. If you are not yet declared into the Honors Program, please visit: https://students.colum.edu/honors/interested









Members Benefits

You'll be in a classroom with other students who, like you, are eager for an intense intellectual experience with deeper levels of inquiry, and you'll study with faculty who have heightened expectations of student work and engagement. Your Honors participation will also show up in official college transcripts, giving you a leg up when you market yourself after graduation. The collaborative opportunities that come with being a part of the Honors Program aren't just found in the classroom. Honors students are eligible to live on Honors-only floors in our residence halls, which also have resident assistants who are in the Honors Program too. Honors students also are invited to attend exclusive social events and educational trips around the city, participate in Honors-only activities on campus, and study and socialize in the Honors Program Study Lounge. The Honors Program Senior Reception is held the week prior to Commencement and celebrates the achievements of graduating Columbia students with friends, family, and Honors faculty.

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Elly Burke
Ryhen Miller
Christie Dal Corobbo
Robin Whatley (she/her)

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Honors Program

Chicago Illinois
United States