About the Honors Program

Officially established as the Mt. SAC Honors Program in the Fall of 1995, the program was founded by the Dean of Humanities, Dr. Stephen Runnebohm and faculty member Dr. Mary Brackenhoff.  Although the program started with only three classes and 26 students, it has grown to include nearly 800 students and more than 40 Honors courses. The program was established in order to meet the needs of motivated students with a strong academic record. The program offers honors sections of transferable general education and major preparation courses that provide an enriched curriculum, seminar-based instruction, 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 (average 20 students)
  • Increased interaction with faculty
  • Participation in transfer agreements to UCLA, UC Irvine and other universities
  • Use of the Honors Center for studying
  • Specialized academic advising and counseling from the Honors Educational Advisor and Counselor
  • Opportunity to present research at annual undergraduate research conferences
  • Library privileges at UCLA and UC Irvine
  • Opportunity for recognition as an Honors Certified Scholar


Ready to apply?

Check out our eligibility requirements or click on the Apply Now button below to download the application.  (NOTE: You must save the application document before filling it out.  Once completed, turn in all required application materials via email to honors@mtsac.edu or to the Honors Center in Bldg. 26A, Room 1680.)

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