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Expect more. Be more.


SBCC Honors Program

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Expect more. Be more.


SBCC Honors Program

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Expect more from your education! SBCC Honors Program students make the most of their class time and free time at SBCC. Our program’s smaller courses and great professors help students achieve their intellectual goals.  Out of class, we offer informal events, field trips, hikes, and a community of fun, interesting people. In Fall 2016, we’re rolling out our mentor program, designed to help students make the most of their time at SBCC. We want you! Join us!

 
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Welcome to Honors


The SBCC Honors Program provides the opportunity to develop the skills of critical thinking, expository and argumentative writing, and effective oral communication.Combined with the excellence of SBCC'S academic majors, The Honors Program curriculum provides the strongest preparation for seamless transfer to public and private universities and colleges. Almost all Honors Program courses meet general education, IGETC and college requirements, and students completing The Honors Program will receive our state-certified Honors Program certificate.

Welcome to Honors


The SBCC Honors Program provides the opportunity to develop the skills of critical thinking, expository and argumentative writing, and effective oral communication.Combined with the excellence of SBCC'S academic majors, The Honors Program curriculum provides the strongest preparation for seamless transfer to public and private universities and colleges. Almost all Honors Program courses meet general education, IGETC and college requirements, and students completing The Honors Program will receive our state-certified Honors Program certificate.

EXPECT MORE

Completion of the Honors Program (Humanities/Social Sciences and/or Sciences/Mathematics track) makes some transfer agreements and transfer scholarships available to the student. Join us and you automatically join The Honors Guild, a group composed of all SBCC Honors Program students (there are about 300 of us).

BE MORE

The Honors Guild offers hikes, field trips, intellectual debate across campus, and the chance to influence our environment, be it SBCC, Santa Barbara, or the web. The Guild runs the Annual SBCC Student Conference, hosted by Honors, contributes blogs to this website, and makes Honors Program students leaders across campus.

@ SBCC

Indeed, two of the last three valedictorians were Honors Program students. Over the years, Honors students leave their mark on the program. This year, Honors students reframed the leadership of the Guild. What ideas will you contribute?

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Foster Scholarship


The SBCC Honors Program provides the opportunity to develop the skills of critical thinking, expository and argumentative writing, and effective oral communication.

The Program

Foster Scholarship


The SBCC Honors Program provides the opportunity to develop the skills of critical thinking, expository and argumentative writing, and effective oral communication.

The Program

Scholarship is neither dead nor dry: SBCC Honors Program students find what matters to them, and they pursue these interests in class presentations, in conference submissions, in heated discussions with other students, and in surprising, insightful papers.  Our students are passionate because their words and ideas matter.  Our goal in Honors is to help you find your focus and then hone the skills you need to engage our world.

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Learn Together


Honors students created the Honors Guild as a group through which they can meet other Honors students and can influence their environment, be it SBCC, Santa Barbara, or the web.

Student Life

Learn Together


Honors students created the Honors Guild as a group through which they can meet other Honors students and can influence their environment, be it SBCC, Santa Barbara, or the web.

Student Life

The Honors Guild harnesses the quick thinking of students to run the Annual SBCC Student Conference, hosted by Honors.  The conference is open to all SBCC students, but Honors students moderate panels and discussions, help choose the works that will be included, and some help select the prize winning work.  The conference is the opportunity for students to address the issues that are important to them, to foster debate, to present and discuss their ideas—to be people who are making knowledge, rather than consuming it.

Interested? Want to know more and understand the Honors Program from a student perspective?  Click the Student Life button to find the blogs of current Honors Program students and students who have already transferred.