Roxbury Community College's Honors Program offers academically motivated students a stimulating, challenging and rewarding educational experience that supports critical thinking, innovation and a multidisciplinary perspective fostered through a student-centered curriculum. The Honors Program provides intellectually curious students opportunities to enhance their knowledge through Honors Courses, independent research and creative work.
Professor Jason M. Laguna
Associate Professor of Sociology
Honors Program Coordinator
Students who successfully complete Honors Program requirements graduate with Honors distinction. To earn Honors distinction on transcripts students must be admitted into the Honors Program. Entering RCC Students must have earned a B+ high school average and scored at least 250 and 5 on the reading and writing placement exams. Current RCC students and transfer students are eligible for admission into the Honors Program if they have completed 12 college level credits with a minimum 3.2 GPA. Current RCC students and transfer students who were not previously in a Commonwealth Honors Program must provide one faculty letter of recommendation.
Once students have been accepted into the program, they must meet the following requirements:
Click here to download an application to RCC's Honors Program.
Honors courses are distinguished by their attention to student inquiry, writing, critical thinking, class discussion and oral presentation. Faculty who teach honors courses are encouraged to provide opportunities for laboratory or field research, archival or library research, activities in the creative arts and access to student enrichment activities such as guest speakers, service opportunities or other activities that promote learning excellence. Faculty interested in teaching honors courses should complete the form below and send it directly to Jason M. Laguna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following Honors courses are being offered during the Spring 2023 semester:
ENG 102 HO English Composition 2-Honors
SCI 123 HO Principles of Chemistry 1-Honors
SSI 113 HO Caribbean History Honors
SSI 290 HO Honors Colloquium (Research in Restorative Justice)
Students may receive Honors designation for a regular course if they successfully complete an Honors Project. The Project deepens engagement in the course content and should be above and beyond the requirements for the standard course. Honors Projects may be facilitated through lab research, creative production or artwork, archival or literary research, social science study, or service learning. Honors Project applications are accepted at the beginning of each semester and must be submitted to the Honors Program Coordinator by the end of the 4th week.
|Upcoming Honors Events||Past Honors Events|
|Fall 2023 Honors Showcase
Details and timing TBD
The Honors Program is affiliated with Commonwealth Honors Program (CHP), National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), and International Honors Society (Phi Theta Kappa).
Students should contact Professor Jason M. Laguna at email@example.com or 857-701-1506 to learn more.