|Dr. Quan Zheng
Honors Program Coordinator
(772) 462-7500 or
Exceptional Opportunities at IRSC
The Honors Program at Indian River State College is intended for Associate Degree seeking students with high academic ability, and it is designed to give them exceptional opportunities to develop their intellectual capacities well beyond the scope of the standard Associate's Degree. The Honors Program is dedicated to fostering an academic environment in which ambitious goals and outstanding achievement are facilitated and celebrated.
The mission of the Honors Program is to create a stimulating learning environment that will both engage and challenge students while broadening their world view. Utilizing an interdisciplinary approach, the Honors Program fosters intellectual inquiry, promotes critical evaluation, and encourages practical application.
Students who successfully complete the Honors Program will earn either an Honors Certificate or an Honors Diploma, depending on the number of Honors credits they earn. Because the Honors Program emphasizes the interconnectedness of knowledge and learning across the entire range of the liberal arts curriculum, graduates of the program will be especially strong candidates for transfer scholarships to elite colleges and universities. The Honors Program actively recruits a diversity of students, and seeks to attract participants of all ages and backgrounds.
The instructors for the Honors Program are chosen from among a select group of teachers and scholars on the IRSC faculty. Every member of the Honors Faculty is committed to the principle of shared inquiry, which seeks to stimulate intellectual interaction among faculty and students.
Am I eligible for the Honors Program?
It doesn't matter whether you're a dual enrollment high school student, a high school graduate, or a student already enrolled in college--you're still eligible for the IRSC Honors Program as long as you are seeking an Associate Degree and meet any one of the criteria described below:
Standardized Test Scores:
SAT combined score (math + reading) of 1100 or higher
PERT score of 350 or higher
ACT composite score of 26 or higher
College Grade Point Average:
Cumulative college grade point average of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale (with a minimum of 12 credit hours excluding college preparatory classes)
College Placement Test Score:
280 or higher (combined score)
How do I apply for the Honors Program?
There are two simple steps in the application process: first, complete a brief application form and submit two letters of recommendation, and second, visit the campus on an appointed date to be interviewed by members of the Honors Faculty and to write an impromptu essay on a topic developed by the Honors Committee. Complete details about the application process are available via the link in the right column.