HCC and ASU Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Honors College
Haywood Community College and Appalachian State University recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will allow HCC students with honors credit to transfer seamlessly into Honors at ASU and continue their progress toward graduation with University Honors.
Honors at Appalachian is an academically rigorous program within the larger University, preparing students for their post-graduate training and long-term goals, and developing the intellectual and moral leaders of the future. Students take a specific number of Honors courses and must have an international educational experience in addition to completing an Honors Thesis/Project on a topic of their choice.
The Honors Program at HCC is intended to provide an opportunity for qualified students to pursue a more rigorous and rich curriculum than is necessary to meet the standard graduation requirements as established by the college for each of its regular degree programs. It challenges students in a way that promotes their personal and professional growth including enhanced development of HCC’s general education competencies. The program encourages incorporation of service learning into educational experiences and promotes student engagement in academic pursuits. In addition, the Honor Program provides formal recognition of the additional academic investment and achievement of the students who successfully complete the honors curriculum.
For more information about HCC’s Honors Program, please call 627-4579.