STCC Honors Program - Honors Add-Ons

Honors Add-Ons

Students may extend and enhance their work in a conventional course and bring it to a higher level of rigor and independent inquiry that characterizes honors study by completing an Honors Add-on. Students must work with their professor in creating the add-on, complete and submit the Honors Add-on Contract found below.

Honors Add-on Projects - Honors add-on courses allow the student to pursue the content and subject matter of an existing academic offering in greater depth than is required by the traditional student in the course. The content and subject matter of the add-on component course is developed by the student, in conjunction with the professor and the Honors Committee. Usually the add-on component is documented through a scholarly research paper, a group project, a portfolio of creative work, or presentation at a public forum. The student must earn a grade of B in the add-on course for the course to be counted as an honors course on the transcript. The Honors Add-on option is not restricted to honors students only, and is available to any student of the college, who has achieved a 3.0 GPA.

This is a sample listing of courses for which Add-On components already exist. Students may ask faculty for permission to take the additional workload that an honors add-on represents. Other courses with honors add-on components already in place will be added as they are created.

  • Literature of the Western World
  • American Literature
  • Children's Literature
  • Women in Literature
  • Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2
  • Survey of Modern Western Civilization
  • Criminal Investigation

Courses not on this list may incorporate an add-on component by arrangement with the professor and the approval of the Honors Committee. The student wishing to do an Honors Add-on project for a course not on the list should fill out an add-on contract available on this guide.

Courses not on this list may incorporate an add-on component by arrangement with the professor and the approval of the Honors Committee. The student wishing to do an Honors Add-on project for a course not on the list should fill out an Add On Contract. For more information on creating a new honors add on, this document provides additional details: Understanding Honors Add-ons.

Honors Add-on Contract

Please click below to download the Honors Contract. It must be completed, signed by both student and professor and sent to Associate Professor Diane Sabato at dsabato@stcc.edu. Please talk to Professor Sabato in the event that you have questions.