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honors-logoPassaic County Community College is committed to academic excellence, and the Honors Program is designed to provide diligent, dedicated and passionate students with challenges and opportunities that will allow them to achieve their intellectual goals. The Program emphasizes teaching excellence, small seminar-style classes and a core curriculum of innovative courses. Honors students have numerous opportunities for interaction with faculty, specialized course work, thesis project, academic advising and mentoring.

About The Honors Program   

The Honors Program is a community of students who seek academic challenges that showcase their talent, ingenuity and creativity. Honors Program Students take classes together and progress through the program together so that they support, encourage and motivate each other to excel.

  • Honors Program Orientation
  • 4-Year College transfer coaching
  • Small, interactive classroom experiences
  • Faculty relationship-building and mentoring
  • Specialized research participation
  • Opportunity to present at Honors Program conferences
  • Field trips and social events
The Honors Program at Passaic County Community College is a sponsoring member of the annual Beacon Conference


  • Complete a minimum of seventeen (17) Honors course credits (fifteen (15) of these credits will be from the actual Honors-designated courses and two of these credits will be from the Honors capstone seminar)
  • Complete an Honors thesis/capstone project in the Honors Capstone
  • Maintain an overall institutional cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Complete Honors Program College Success Seminars. (Note: completing the series of seminars replaces taking the College Success course COL 103)
  • Complete community service


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Events Calendar

August 10, 2017

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Honors Program
On-site Decision Day
9:30am – 11:30am
Memorial Building M240
Main Campus – Paterson

Honors Program Orientation
12pm – 3pm
Hamilton Club 2nd floor
Main Campus – Paterson

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November 30, 2017

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Application Deadline for Spring admission to Honors Program.

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Honors Courses  

EN 101 Composition I
EN 102 Composition II
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology
HI 101 History of Western Civilization I
HI 102 History of Western Civilization II
MA 101 College Mathematics I
MA 103 Basic Statistics
BS 100 Human Biology

Fall 2017 Honors Course Schedule

Day & Time

EN 101 – M01H Composition I
M/W 1:10pm – 2:25pm
Prof. Redman-Waldeyer

EN 101 – M02H Composition I
T/TH 10:20am – 11:35am
Prof. Della Fera

HI 101 – M01H History of Western Civilization I
M/W 11:45am – 1:00pm
Prof. Brozyna

BS 100 – M01H Human Biology
Lecture T/Th 10:20am – 11:35am
Lab T/Th 8:55am – 10:10am

Prof. Baranowski & Prof. Saleh

Day & Time

EN 101 – W01H Composition I
W 1:10pm – 3:40pm
Prof. Hillringhouse

MA 101 – W01H College Mathematics I
T/TH 11:45am
Prof. Yeung

PS 101 – W01H Introduction to Psychology
M/W 8:55am – 10:10am
Prof. Murphy



The following will be considered when reviewing admissions to the honors program:

    • Placed at college level, completed developmental levels, or completed the ELS program
    • Earned no more than twelve (12) college credits
    • Achieved a minimum institutional GPA of 3.5
    • Submitted current college transcript or degree audit
    • Submitted two letters of recommendation and an essay (600-800 words)
    • Completed at least 12 college level credits prior to entering PCCC
    • Achieved a minimum GPA of 3.5
    • Submitted a college transcript, which is on file with PCCC Admissions
    • Submitted two letters of recommendation and an essay (600-800 word
    • Achieved a cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.5
    • Placed at college-level in reading, writing, and mathematics – students may submit SAT/ACT scores or complete the College’s placement examination (Accuplacer)
    • Submitted an official high school transcript, which is on file with PCCC Admissions
    • Submitted two letters of recommendation and an essay (600 – 800 words)

Submit an online Honors Program Application. The Application will be reviewed by the Honors Program Advisory Committee. Successful applicants will be notified by mail/e-mail of their acceptance to the program

    • Fall Semester
      Early Decision: May 31
      Official Deadline: July 31
    • Spring Semester
      November 30
  • Letters of recommendations should be from a college faculty member, high school teacher, or counselor.
    • Topic 1 – Robert Greenleaf said, “Good leaders must first become good servants.” What is a pressing problem facing our nation, and how do you hope your college experience will prepare you to address it?
    • Topic 2 – Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” How will you use your education to develop into a person “of value” within our community?
    • Topic 3 – Vivienne Westwood said, “The age in which we live, this non-stop distraction, is making it more impossible for the young generation to ever have the curiosity or discipline…because you need to be alone to find out anything.” For the millennial generation, how should colleges prepare students to think creatively?

Click here to apply to the program.

Meet Our Faculty  

Honors Advisory Board

Contact Us   

Honors Program Coordinator

Prof. Marc Yeung
(973) 684 – 6483

Visit our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PCCCHonorsProgram

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