Honors Institute

 

 

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The Honors Institute at Collin College offers qualified students with a 3.25 GPA or higher an enhanced academic experience during their time at Collin. Taking honors courses offers students an excellent foundation for transfer to four-year universities and graduate programs. Honors students also enjoy several perks in recognition of their academic achievements.

Benefits To The Honors Institute

Benefits


  • First day registration privileges.
  • Smaller class size.
  • Honors courses include an honors designation on all transcripts.
  • Transfer agreements with honors programs at several local universities.
  • Free printing, blue books, and scantrons.
  • Free use of campus honors suite amenities, including computer lab, casual lounge area, informal study rooms, and printing.

Honors Societies


Collin College's Honors Institute is part of a national network of honors programs.

Collin College is a member of The National Collegiate Honors Council NCHC .

 

Get involved!

 

Collin College honors students have many opportunities to get involved with clubs and honors societies throughout the district. Transferring to a four-year college or university can be competitive and more so for honors students.  Students enhance their potential for acceptance into programs and colleges of their choosing by joining and participating in clubs and honors societies.  Most importantly, membership in scholarship societies presents students the opportunity to contribute to the betterment of Collin College and the greater Collin County community.

 

On-campus honors organizations include the following:

 

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is an Honor Society which offers qualified students opportunities for internships, networking, and scholarships. Membership is by invitation, and students must maintain a 3.4 GPA or higher to be invited. The NSCS conducts an induction ceremony once a year.

For more information access the national website: NSCS.ORG

 

Phi Theta Kappa is the largest and most prestigious honor society among two-year colleges. Collin College enjoys a long and esteemed relationship with Phi Theta Kappa, which promotes academic achievement and offers qualified students networking and scholarship opportunities. Membership is by invitation, and students must have a 3.5 GPA or higher to be invited. PTK conducts an induction ceremony each semester.

To find out more, access the national web site: PTK.ORG

 

Benefits of membership include free graduation regalia.

 

Please note: Phi Theta Kappa and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars are independent student organizations supported by the Honors Institute.  All questions about membership or events should be directed to the clubs' themselves through their websites or by contacting faculty advisors.

Transfer Agreements


Transfer agreements, also known as articulation agreements, transfer guides, and transfer pathways, represent a partnership between two institutions.  These agreements recognize credits earned from the previous institution that are placed toward admission into anohter college or university's program. These agreements allow students a smooth transition between Collin College and other institutions of higher learning.

 

Texas Woman's University (TWU)

  • Graduates of the honors program who have earned an associate’s degree are guaranteed admission into TWU’s Honors Scholar Program.
  • Students who have not graduated from the honors program are not guaranteed acceptance into TWU’s Honors Scholar Program.
  • TWU will accept up to 12 hrs. of honors credit.
  • All students in the Honors Scholar Program receive scholarship money that covers approximately 70% of costs.

 

University of North Texas (UNT)

  • Students must maintain a GPA of at least a 3.35 on all completed college work and have up to a maximum of 72 total college hours when entering UNT Honors College.
  • The UNT Honors College Scholar Award requires a total of 18 honors credits. Nine of which may be earned while enrolled at Collin College.
  • The UNT Advanced Honors College Scholar Award requires a total of 12 honors credits earned as a student at UNT, including an honors thesis.  This award is only available to transfer students, but does not include transfer honors credits.
  • The UNT Distinguished Honors College Scholar Award requires a total of 21 honors credits, including an honors thesis. Collin College students may count up to nine honors credits toward completion of this award.

 

Texas A&M University-Commerce (TAMUC)

TAMUC requires that transfer students maintain a 3.3 GPA for all courses transferred from Collin College and will accept a maximum of six honors credits.

Requirements


Requirements to Remain in Good Standing

  • Maintain a 3.25 or higher cumulative GPA.
  • Earn a "B" or higher in all honors courses.
  • Take at least one honors course per academic year.
  • Maintain Collin College's Core Values: Learning, Service and Involvement, Creativity and Innovation, Academic Excellence, Dignity and Respect, Integrity
 

Please choose your desired campus for location, specific hours, and courses.

Frisco Campus

Contact


Dr. Lauryn Angel
Director, Frisco Campus Honors Institute
469.365.1827
Langel@mwfykgdb.com

Location


Frisco Campus
9700 Wade Blvd.
Frisco, TX 75071

Office: F135

Schedule


Spring 2024 Honors Courses COMING SOON!

 

Searching for honors courses during registration is easy – Log onto CougarWeb, go to the Look Up Classes link on the home page, select the semester, press the Advanced Search button at the bottom of the screen, highlight all of the subjects in the Subject Box (click the first subject, hold shift and click the last subject), select campus, select Honors in the Attribute box, and then press Search.

 

McKinney Campus

Contact


Keith Elphick
Director, McKinney Campus Honors Institute
972-548-6661
kelphick@mwfykgdb.com

Location


McKinney Campus
2200 W. University Dr.
McKinney, TX 75071

A-203

Schedule


Spring 2024 Honors Courses are HERE!!

 

Course Name CRN Title Professor Days Time

BIOL 1407.300     

 

Lab: 1407.303

26355

 

21447

Biology for Science Majors II: Taking Organismal Biology to the Next Level

 

Lab: Biology for Science Majors II

Velamakanni, Miller

MWF

 

W

11-11:50am

 

8-10:50am

BIOL 2402.308     

 

Lab: 2402.307

20297

 

20299

Anatomy and Physiology II: What Makes Us Tick?

 

The Inside Mechanisms of the Human Body

Cravo T/Th 8:30-11:45am
ENGL 1302.30H 29235 Composition II: The Curious Mind Elphick T/Th 2:30-3:45pm
ENGL 1302.31H 29690 The Art of Persuasion Online: Dissecting Social Media Arguments Azard MWF 11-11:50am
GOVT 2305.912     21363 The Supreme Court: Federalism, Race, Class, Gender, and the US Constitution Geisler WEB WEB
GOVT 2306.31H     27683 Texas Government: The Future of Texas Betti T/Th 11:30am-12:45pm
HIST 1301.916 20089 United States History I: The Intersection of Media and US History Cubberly WEB WEB
HIST 1302.3OH 27707 United States History II: Playing the American Past Whitaker MW 11:30am-12:45pm
SPCH 1311.316 26343 Introduction to Speech Communication: Leaders Speak; Speakers Lead: Real-world Experiences in Communication Wohead T/Th 10-11:15am

 

Searching for honors courses during registration is easy – Log onto CougarWeb, go to the Look Up Classes link on the home page, select the semester, press the Advanced Search button at the bottom of the screen, highlight all of the subjects in the Subject Box (click the first subject, hold shift and click the last subject), select campus, select Honors in the Attribute box, and then press Search

 

Plano Campus

Contact


Daniel Sattizahn, JD
Director, Plano Campus Honors Institute
972-516-5181
dsattizahn@mwfykgdb.com

Location


Plano Campus
2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy.
Plano, Texas 75074

Room D-154

Schedule


Spring 2024 Honors Courses are HERE!!

 

Course Name

        CRN

         Title       Professor          Days          Times
ECON 1301.000      29475 Innovation Economics – Barbeque, Baseball, Robots, and Business & Economic Development Partnerships      Randall, Clay W 2:30-3:45pm
ECON 2301.005      23470 AI, Workers, and the Future of Everything Latham, Michael T/Th 10-11:15am
ENGL 1302.049      29473 Shonen, Shoujo, and Sometimes Kawaii!: Rhetorically Analyzing Anime and Manga  Cooper, Khimen T/Th 10-11:15am
ENGL 1302.908      28907 Working-Class America:  Exploring the Rhetoric of Work, Class, and Identity Kirby, Lisa WEB WEB
ENGL 2307.901      28912 Cool Approaches to Poetry Richardson, Leslie WEB WEB
ENGL 2341.002      29474 "Do You Even Lit, Bro?": Intro to Literature through [web]Comics, Anime, Picturebooks and the YA Novel       Cooper, Khimen T/Th 10-11:15am
GOVT 2305.091      29449 The U. S. Constitution: The Glue that Holds America Together Hershenberg, Julie T/Th 1-2:15pm
GOVT 2306.090      29448 Texas Government: The Politics of The Lone Star State Hershenberg, Julie T/Th 1-2:15pm
HIST 1302.090      29183 How Did We Get Here? -- The Return Caughfield, Adrienne T/Th 10-11:15am
HUMA 1301.020      20879 The City is Your Classroom Perry, Carolyn Th 7-9:45pm
MUSI 1306.000      28250 Music Appreciation Carter, Casey MWF 9-9:50am
MUSI 1307.001      28252 Music Literature Carter, Casey T/Th 11:30am-12:45pm
PHIL 2306.002      23340 "Zombies Everywhere!" Ethics in a Post-Apocalypse Courtright, Jeffrey MW 12-1:15pm
PSYC 2301.011      20228 Welcome to the World of the Psychological Detective! O'Loughlin Brooks, Jennifer      T/Th 10-11:15am

Searching for honors courses during registration is easy – Log onto CougarWeb, go to the Look Up Classes link on the home page, select the semester, press the Advanced Search button at the bottom of the screen, highlight all of the subjects in the Subject Box (click the first subject, hold shift and click the last subject), select campus, select Honors in the Attribute box, and then press Search.

 

 

Wylie Campus

Contact


Michael Rose
Director of the American National Bank of Texas Honors Institute
972-378-8878 / WLB 215D
MRose@mwfykgdb.com

Location


Wylie Campus
391 Country Club Road
Wylie, TX 75098

Wylie Library Building (WLB), 2nd floor
Suite 215A-D
8am to 5pm

Questions or Comments: 972-378-8897 

Schedule


Spring 2024 Honors Courses are HERE!!

Course Name CRN Title Professor Days Times
BIOL 1406.400      23533 Biology - Take Cellflies, Not Selfies Cardenas, Deborah T/Th 11:30am-12:45pm
GOVT 2306.400      23635 Texas Government - All Rise. An Examination of the Texas Courts and the Criminal Justice System Black, Millie T/Th 10-11:15am
HIST 1302.400      23753 US History II - The Quest for Equality: A History of Race, Gender, and Social Class in the United States (1877-2001) Humphreys, Krystal MW 10-11:15am
PSYC 2314.400      26017 Lifespan Development - Death Becomes Us: How to Live a Full Life Across the LIfespan Rose, Mike T/Th 11:30am-12:45pm
SOCI 1301.901      23654 Introduction to Sociology - Let the Music Play: A Sociological Analysis of Social Meanings and Messages Reflected in Pop Culture Music Throughout Various Decades Gaiter, Pam WEB WEB
SPCH 1311.902      25099 Introduction to Speech - Forging Friendships Across Continents and Languages, Speech Students as Conversation Partners Salva-Ramirez, Maria-Angle WEB WEB

 

 

Searching for honors courses during registration is easy – Log onto CougarWeb, go to the Look Up Classes link on the home page, select the semester, press the Advanced Search button at the bottom of the screen, highlight all of the subjects in the Subject Box (click the first subject, hold shift and click the last subject), select campus, select Honors in the Attribute box, and then press Search.

 

Keep an eye on your registration! 

The Collin College Honors Institute strives to offer our students a wide variety of courses. Students registering for honors are among the first allowed to register for classes each semester, which is convenient, considering honors courses tend to fill up quickly because they are smaller than a regular course (15-18 students). From time to time an honors course may not make; an honors course may be canceled altogether or converted into a regular class. Please keep an eye on your registration during the two to three weeks prior to each semester opening. You will be able to see if a course has been converted or canceled and you may plan your schedule accordingly. As a courtesy, Honors Institute staff will contact every student regarding schedule changes.