Honors Program

 

A non-degree program open to qualified students in all majors

Enrolling in an honors course at Nashua Community College requires a student to apply for and meet the criteria for admission to the Honors Program.

For more information, please contact Stephen Meidell, Honors Program Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 603-578-8900 Ext. 1600, or visit his office in Judd Gregg Hall (Health, Science and Humanities) Room 177.

Honors courses completed successfully will count toward the 15 total honors credits needed to graduate with the Honors Program designation and grades earned in such courses are factored into the Honors Program GPA and grade maintenance standards outlined below.

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ADMISSIONS ELIGIBILITY

The Honors Program is open to all new and continuing NCC students whether part-time or full-time.  The Honors Program has established the following general criteria for admission:

1) Be a high school graduate or GED recipient AND

  • Have earned the following minimum SAT scores: English score of 550 and Writing score of 8 and/or a Math score of 550

OR

  • Have earned the following minimum ACCUPLACER scores: Reading 95; Writing 6; Sentence Skills 95 and/or  in Math, an 85 in Algebra and 53 in College Level Math

2) Be a current NCC student, have earned at least nine (9) credits of college-level work and have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20.

3) Be a transfer student from another college/university, have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20 and have transferred at least nine (9) credits of college-level work.

4) Be a transfer student who has completed six (6) credits in another college’s honors program with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.20 (the minimum GPA required of NCC Honors Program students to maintain program status).

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply, the student will need to complete the brief NCC Honors application form available in the Admissions Office, the Academic Advising Office, or with Stephen Meidell, Honors Program Coordinator (Judd Gregg Hall Room 177).

MAINTAINING HONORS PROGRAM STATUS

To remain in the Honors Program, students must maintain an overall cumulative GPA of 3.20.

  • Students are allowed one semester of Honors probation.

  • During the semester of Honors probation, students must raise their overall GPA to a minimum of 3.20.

  • Students not meeting the overall minimum 3.20 GPA at the end of the probationary semester may be withdrawn from the Honors Program.

GRADUATION

To graduate with the Honors Program designation, students must have:

1. Applied and been accepted into the Honors Program

2. Successfully completed a minimum of 15 credits of Honors coursework, including:

  • At least one Honors Learning Community

  • Honors Senior Seminar

  • Honors Capstone Experience

3. Achieved:

  • A minimum grade of B- in each Honors course AND

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20 in the degree program AND

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20 in Honors coursework.

 

HONORS DESIGNATED COURSES ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-2017

 

 

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LAB

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ENGL110N

Honors Expository Writing

4

0

4

ANTH106N

Honors Ethnography of Work

3

0

3

BIOL107N

Honors Principles of Biology

3

3

4

CHEM135N

Honors Environment in Chemical Perspective

3

2

4

PHIL130N

Honors Ancient Greek Philosophy

3

0

3

MATH107N

Honors Statistics I

4

0

4

MATH214N

Honors Calculus I

4

0

4

ENGL250N

Honors Advanced Creative Writing

3

0

3

 

HONN270N

Honors Learning Community

6

0/1

6/7

HONN260N

Topics in Honors Seminar. Previous offerings for HONN260N include:

HIST262N

Honors Movies and Social History of the USA

3

0

3

ANTH263N

Honors Introduction to Chinese Culture & Society

3

0

3

ENGL255N

Honors Humor in Literature & Other Media

3

0

3