High-Achieving Students Invited to Apply for ‘Honors @ Bucks’

New program challenges the intellectually curious with higher-level critical thinking and scholarly research.

Bucks County Community College is launching “Honors @ Bucks,” a new program to challenge high-ability, intellectually curious students.

“The program features courses that are writing intensive as applicable to the discipline,” explained Charlie Groth, Ph.D., associate professor of language and literature who serves on the program committee. “Students will find they will be challenged with higher-level critical thinking, experiential learning, and scholarly research.”

Honors @ Bucks requires students to take at least six honors courses as they pursue an associate degree in a transfer major. The degree will be awarded with honors, and honors courses will be recorded on the student’s official transcript.

Admission requirements for recent high school graduates are:

  • an unweighted grade-point-average of at least 3.25;
  • placement-test scores of at least seven for math, three for reading, and six for writing;
  • two recommendation letters – one from a guidance counselor, one from a teacher; 
  • a completed Honors @ Bucks application, including a personal statement.

There are slightly different requirements for adult students (more than five years past high school graduation), current Bucks students, and transfer students. For complete information, visit www.bucks.edu/academics/honors.

Honors @ Bucks is a way for high-achieving students to begin their academic careers while saving money on tuition, which is just $130 a credit for Bucks County residents. For more information, contact Professor Stephen DoCarmo at 215-968-8267 or stephen.docarmo@bucks.edu.

Jean Dolan
Assistant Director, Public Relations