About the Honors Program

The Mt. SAC Honors Program began in 1994 in order to meet the needs of motivated students with a strong academic record. Our program offers honors sections of transferable general education courses. These courses provide an enriched curriculum, seminar-type classes, close interaction with honors program faculty, and special projects and activities. Honors courses strengthen students’ college transcripts and increase their chances for transfer to four-year institutions.

Benefits of the Honors Program

  • Membership in a learning community of motivated, well-prepared students
  • Small classes (max 20 students)
  • Increased interaction with faculty
  • Honors courses strengthened transcripts
  • Use of the Honors Center for studying
  • Specialized academic advising from Honors Educational Advisor
  • Opportunity to present a paper at annual Undergraduate Research Conferences
  • Opportunity to attend Transfer Alliance Program (TAP) Conference at UCLA in November
  • Library privileges at UCLA, UC Riverside, and UC Irvine
  • Opportunity to participate in Honors Leadership Team
  • Opportunity for recognition as an Honors Scholar (click here for details)

Honors Scholars Certification

Honors students who complete 30 units, including 15 units of Honors courses with a "C" or better, and achieve a 3.2 cumulative bachelor-level GPA plus maintain a 3.2 GPA in all honors coursework, can be certified as a Mt. SAC Honors ScholarHonors Scholars are recognized in the following ways:

  • Transferring / graduating Honors Scholars are Invited to the Honors Celebration Dinner in the Spring
  • Designation in the Commencement Program booklet
  • Honors Scholar Certificate