Honors Program

The fact that you are interested speaks well of you! It is great to expect more from yourself than just the bare minimum. Desiring to learn more and knowing you can rise to a challenge, suggests that you are going places in life!

Basic Requirements

  • Do you have a 3.5 or higher GPA in at least 15 college level credits (or in high school, if a direct transfer), and are you working toward an AA/AS Transfer degree?

What does this mean for your college career at WWCC?

  • Maintain 3.5 GPA. If this slips, you will go on probation for one quarter, with requirements to meet with your advisor regularly. If it remains below 3.5, you will no longer be eligible for honors. Once you get it raised above a 3.5 cumulative average again, you can re-enroll in Honors.
  • You can become a member of PhiThetaKappa, the national honors society for 2-year colleges. (See Staci Simmelink Johnson for details on this)

How to complete the honors program and graduate with honors?

  • Complete 3 honors classes (from at least two different academic divisions) over your time at WWCC (these are regularly required classes, such as PSYCH 100 or Nutrition 101, but will be enhanced to offer an exceptional learning experience for students who have strong capabilities and motivation to learn). These classes will be open only to students with a 3.5 GPA or higher, or those with instructor permission.
  • Complete the Honors Capstone Project. This will include the creating, execution and presentation of a capstone project which demonstrates your achievement and assists your future goals, as well as showcases for the college what an amazing student you are! Ideally, this will involve some community engagement and help you make connections that will be helpful in your future professional/academic life. Students may select the option of performing a minimum of 10 hours of community service instead of a capstone project, at their discretion.

What do I have to do to get started?

  • Come see Staci Simmelink Johnson (staci.simmelink-johnson@wwcc.edu or call 509.527.4298, Office #3 Building D) for an application, or just to chat about possibilities.
Year
Fall
Winter
Spring
2017/18
English 101 & Philosophy 101
Art 100
Sociology 101
Political Science 202
2018/19
English 101 & Psychology 100
Philosophy 152
History 105
Literature of British Isles
SCIENCE
2019/20
English 101 & Philosophy 101
Humanities (Art)
Social Science (SOC 101?)
Social Science (POLS)
Nutrition 101
2020/21
 English 101
Psychology 100
 Humanities (PHIL)
Social Science (HIST)
 Literature TBD
SCIENCE
2021/22
English 101 & Philosophy 101
Humanities (Art)
Social Science (SOC 101?)
Social Science (POLS)
Nutrition 101