Jul 02, 2022  
2022 Catalog 
2022 Catalog

Liberal Arts Transfer Program A.A., Honors Program #

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The Honors Program at NCC will provide an academically exclusive experience for students with demonstrated ability.  Each class is a cohort of selected students to join this rigorous program at the fall semester. Each spring, students who learn of and are interested in the Honors Program, are encouraged to apply with professor’s support to join the fall cohort and will be expected fulfill the requirements of the program. 

To identify these students, a competitive process will use previous coursework, an entrance essay, interviews and portfolios that demonstrate ability outside of normal academic metrics. If you have questions, please contact the Honors Program Coordinator, Professor Jonathan McMenamin-Balano.

This four-semester program will establish, practice and hone Honors-level coursework as described by the National Collegiate Honors Program Society in addition to the chosen major of the Honors Program student. The completion of this program requires experiential learning opportunities and a Capstone project that will focus on a mentored topic decided on by the student and their chosen advisor. 

Program Outcomes

  1. Transfer to a four-year institution;

  2. Demonstrate a strong reasoning aptitude in an out of their selected major;

  3. Analyze and solve problems numerically, symbolically and graphically in their selected major;

  4. Communicate effectively;

  5. Think critically and apply a reasoned set of methods to solving problems; and,

  6. In some instances, create a portfolio of work in the form of a Capstone or Independent research project. 

Honors Program Seminars

Topics, teachers and teaching methods will differ from year to year.  All seminars will place heavy emphasis on student participation and research, on the interrelation of knowledge across disciplines, on the methods used to seek information and test hypotheses to answer and formulate new questions. Each seminar is designed so the student will realize the importance of developing a personal voice while evaluationg behavior and consequence.

Students in the program must take four 3-credit seminars to be offered on a rotational basis from the following disciplines:

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • English/Humanities
  • Mathematics/Sciences
  • History/Economics

Recommended Sequence of Study

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4


CSA 105  is not required for Honors Program Students who successfully complete the proficiency exam.

** Student selection of an Academic major will determine the total number of Major Course work and elective credits needed to graduate. Each student will work with the Honors Program coordinator or selected advisor to ensure timely completion of all of the requirements. 

1 Students can apply to undertake a Capstone/Independent research project in their last semester with a well-developed proposal. This has to be coordinated with an Honors Faculty member who will guide the development of the project. 

# Please see Catalog Home   for important information regarding this program and Fall 2023 opening of Connecticut State Community College.

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