Apply by Monday for New Honors@Bucks Program This Spring

New program challenges high-achieving students with dedicated honors sections of certain courses, 'honors-by-contract' in others.


Bucks County Community College, which has been challenging the intellectually curious for 50 years, invites high-performing students to apply for the new Honors@Bucks program by Monday, December 15, for the spring semester.

“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 is open to students who have a grade-point average of at least 3.25 pursuing an associate degree in a transfer major. Students who transfer to Bucks from another college are welcome to apply.  Honors courses will be recorded on the official transcript, and those who complete at least six honors courses will receive an associate degree with honors.

The program is also 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.

This spring, Bucks is offering honors courses in English Composition I and II (COMP 110 and 111), Effective Speaking (COMM 110), and Introduction to Psychology (PSCY 110). Other cuorses can be completed with "honors by contract."  For complete requirements, including an application, visit

To learn more, contact Dr. Stephen doCarmo, Honors@Bucks coordinator, at 215-968-8267 or

Jean Dolan
Assistant Director, Public Relations