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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.


  • 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 community service


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The Beacon Conference is an annual event that recognizes and showcases achievements of honors students.

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Honors Courses  

EN 101 Composition I
EN 102 Composition II
ENS 106 Public Speaking
AE 101 Appreciation of Art
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology
HI 101 History of Western Civilization I
HI 102 History of Western Civilization II
HI 201 US History I
HI 202 US History II
MA 101 College Mathematics I
MA 103 Basic Statistics
MA 109 PreCalculus
BS 100 Human Biology
BS 103 Anatomy & Physiology I
BS 104 Anatomy & Physiology II



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

    • Placed at college level, completed developmental levels, or completed the ELS program
    • Achieved a minimum institutional GPA of 3.5 *
    • Submitted current college transcript or degree audit

    * Application may be submitted by current students who do not yet have a PCCC GPA. These applications will be evaluated at the end of the semester once grades are posted.

    • 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
    • Achieved a cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.5 (out of 4.0) *
    • 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

    * GPA and transcript may be submitted before completion of the school year.


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

    Click here to apply to the program.

    Want to try one course before applying to the program? You can take one Honors course without being admitted to the program if your GPA is 3.5 or higher. Click here to request permission to enroll in a single Honors course.

    Meet Our Faculty  

    Honors Advisory Board

    Contact Us   

    Honors Program Coordinator

    Dr. Martha Brozyna
    (973) 684-5601

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