Honors Program

The Honors Program is an academic program designed for the needs and interests of academically advanced and motivated students.

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The mission of the Delgado Community College Honors Program is to devise and deliver in-class and extracurricular academic experiences that provide a distinctive learning environment for selected students*. The Honors Program provides opportunities for measurably broader, deeper, and more complex learning-centered and learner-directed experiences for its students than are available elsewhere in the institution. The honors community is composed of carefully selected teachers and students who form a cross- or multi-disciplinary cohort dedicated to achieving exceptional learning and personal standards.


  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Integrity, Respect, Excellence
  • Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement
  • Enhanced personal, social, and intellectual development
  • Academic opportunity and challenge for Honors students and faculty
  • Lifelong Learning, Continuous Improvement

Honors Courses Offer

  • Intellectual stimulus, fulfillment of general education requirements and are transferable
  • Smaller learning environments with meaningful class discussions and more nurturing student-professor interaction
  • Special recognition, an impressive transcript and scholarship opportunities
  • Travel opportunities in the U.S.A. and abroad
  • Participation in cultural, social and scholarly events

Selection Criteria

To enter the DCC Honors Program, students must have at least ONE of the following:

  • 3.0/4 GPA at Delgado or another college
  • ACT 22 or SAT 1100 or higher
  • High School GPA of 3.5/4 or higher
  • Evidence of exceptional leadership or service

Apply to the Delgado Honors Program.

Graduation Criteria

To graduate in the Delgado Honors Program, students must have ALL of the following:

  • 3.4/4 cumulative GPA
  • 15 credit hours of Honors courses

Honors Option Contract

Starting Spring 2017, the Honors Option will allow students to earn honors credit in courses not specifically designated as “Honors.” It is activated when a professor and student draw up an agreement specifying work the student should do to earn honors credit.The professor, student, and honors director sign the contract, and upon successful completion, the student receives an “Honors” designation on his or her transcript. Download the contract.

Honors Courses | Fall 2018


English Composition 1 - Honors

ENGL 101-1RA (CRN 11489)
Tuesday/Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Instructor: J. Moss

English Composition II - Honors

ENGL 102-115 (CRN 10602)
Tuesday/Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Instructor: A. Gibbs


College Algebra - Honors

MATH 130-1R1 (CRN 13104)
Monday/Wednesday 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Instructor: A. Ayyad

Trigonometry - Honors

MATH 131-1R1 (CRN 13103)
Monday/Wednesday 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Instructor: D. Frederic


Structure of Western Thought: Ancient Greece - Honors

HUMA 150-1R1 (CRN 11203)
Monday/Wednesday 12:00 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.
Instructor: S. Edwards

Elementary French 1 - Honors

FREN 101-1R1 (CRN 13041)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
Instructor: S. Lawfton

Introduction to Ethics - Honors

PHIL 175-1R1 (CRN 12030)
Tuesday/Thursday 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Instructor: B. Mallette

Fine Arts

Jazz Appreciation - Honors

MUSC 137-WR1 (CRN 12664)
Online TBA
Instructor: S. Edwards

Natural Science

Microbiology - Honors

BIOL 210-1RA (CRN 11202)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
Instructor: H. Ansari

General Microbiology Lab (Science Majors) - Honors

BIOL 212-1RA (CRN 12973)
Wednesday 11:00 a.m. to 1:59 p.m.
Instructor: H. Ansari

Physical Geology - Honors

GEOL 101-WR1 (CRN 11807)
Online TBA
Instructor: J. Richard

Social Science

Abnormal Psychology - Honors

PSYC 240-1R1 (CRN 10722)
Monday/Wednesday 1:00 p.. to 1:50 p.m.
Instructor: B. Heintz

Introduction to Sociology - Honors

SOCI 151-1RA (CRN 10833)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.
Instructor: D. Levi

Social Problems - Honors

SOCI 155-1R1 (CRN 12656)
Tuesday/Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Instructor: D. Levi