Liberal Arts — Honors Option

A Strong Foundation for Earning a Bachelor’s Degree and Beyond

The Honors experience puts you in a unique learning community of motivated students and faculty. The program is designed to help you earn a bachelor's degree, and beyond. In it, you will develop advanced skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking within the context of intellectual discussions. Our Honors students have gone on to successfully pursue a wide range of educational options at some of the nation’s top colleges and universities.

Honors is a powerful way to strengthen your academic abilities and better position yourself for professional success. Information session are offered so you can find out more about the benefits of the Honors curriculum. 

For a consultation session about the Honors curriculum, email Ralph Faris or Brian Seymour.

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Interpreters and Translators – est. salary $63,509
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists – est. salary $70,629
Technical Writers – est. salary $85,739
Travel Guides – est. salary $33,787
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary – est. salary $94,251

**EMSI Data, 2022; Philadelphia County, PA; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher.

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Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Liberal Arts — Honors degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
IDS 298H - Seminar in the Humanities and Social Sciences - Modern (Honors) 3 credits   Major Course

ENGL 101H - English Composition I (Honors)
3 credits   Writing, Research, Info Lit 1
ART 104H - History of Art: Renaissance to Modern (Honors) 3 credits   Cultural Analysis and Interpretation
PHIL 298H - Philosophy in the Context of Intellectual History: Modern (Honors) 3 credits    
ENGL 298H - Literature in the Context of Intellectual History: Modern (Honors) or 
HIST 298H - Intell Hist: Modern Honors
3 credits    
  • This program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program after earning their associate’s degree
  • Follow this course schedule each semester and you’ll earn your associate’s degree in two years
  • Make sure you discuss your first semester schedule and your educational plan with an advisor or counselor when you register.

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
IDS 297H - Seminar in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Ancient and Medieval (Honors) 3 credits   Major Course
ENGL 102H - Th Research Paper (Honors) 3 credits   Writing, Research, Info Lit 2
Directed Electives (Choose 3):
ART 103H - History of Art: Ancient to Renaissance (Honors) or
PHIL 297H - Philosophy in the Context of Intellectual History: Ancient and Medieval (Honors)  or
HIST 297H - Intellectual History: Modern (Honors) or
ENGL 297H - Literature in the Context of Intellectual History: Ancient and Medieval (Honors)
9 credits Select 3 courses from this list Directed Elective

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ART 101H - Visual Communication (Honors) or
HIST 103H - United States and Pennsylvania History: The 20th Century (Honors) or
HUM 101H - Cultural Traditions: Ancient to the 13th Century (Honors) or
HUM 102H - Cultural Traditions: 14th century to the Present (Honors) or
PHIL 101H - Introduction to Philosophy (Honors) or
POLS 111H - American Government (Honors) or
PSYC 101H - Introduction to Psychology (Honors) or
SOC 101H - Introduction to Sociology (Honors)
3 credits    
FNMT 101 - Quantitative Reasoning or
FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra (or higher) or
MATH 150 - Introductory Data Analysis
3 credits Students with a Math Placement score above 118 should not take FNMT 118

Some colleges and universities require a mathematics course above FNMT 118. Students who are FNMT 118 ready should take MATH 150 instead of FNMT 101 or FNMT 118.

Students who are FNMT 118 ready who intend to transfer to Temple University should take FNMT 118, which is the prerequisite for MATH 161.

Students with a math placement score above FNMT 118 or students pursuing STEM fields should take MATH 161 or a higher-level math course.

Please visit the transfer agreements web page for more information and consult with an advisor when selecting a quantitative reasoning course.
Quantitative Reasoning
ENGL 195H - Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences I (Honors) 3 credits    
BIOL 106 - General Biology I or
BIOL 108 - Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology or
CHEM 105 - Inquiry into Chemistry or
PHYS 101 - Revolutionary Concepts in Physics or
PHYS 105 - Survey of Physics
4 credits   Scientific Reasoning
ENGL 115 - Public Speaking or
ENGL 205 - Creative Writing
3 credits   Oral Communication/Creative Expression

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
EASC 111H - Environmental Conservation (Honors) or
PHYS 108 - Descriptive Astronomy
3 credits    
World Language 101 or 
General Elective
3 credits Depending on the student's major, many, but not all, transfer institutions require some knowledge of a foreign language (from one semester to two years of study at the college level or equivalent). Students should consult with their advisors about appropriate courses to meet specific transfer needs. General Elective
PSYC 215H - Developmental Psychology (Honors) or
IDS 299H - Interdisciplinary Seminar: Comprehensive Timeline or Thematic Approach (Honors)
3 credits   Directed Elective
CIS 103 - Introduction to Information Technology 3 credits   Technological Competency
ENGL 196H - Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences II (Honors) 3 credits    
  • Congratulations, this is your final semester! Don’t forget to complete your graduation application.
  • Meet with an advisor when registering for your classes
  • Finalize your transfer plans:
  • Take advantage of our scholarship opportunities for transferring students and apply for a scholarship
  • Visit Career Connections to learn about internships and your future career possibilities

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College's general education requirements is also available.

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