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  Nov 19, 2017
 
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2017-2018 Catalog

Associate of Arts Degree - Cornerstone Honors Program


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The Cornerstone Honors Program provides honors courses and an honors degree for a wide range of students. This degree increases opportunities for scholarships at four-year institutions.

Special Admissions Criteria:

To take honors courses and/or to seek the honors degree, a student must qualify by one of these standards:

  • Be a top 10% high school graduate,
  • Have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4-point scale,
  • Have an ACT score of 25 (composite) or higher,
  • Have an SAT score of 1100 (combined critical reading and math) or higher,
  • Have a TCC GPA of 3.5 or higher over a minimum of 12 semester hours excluding developmental courses, or
  • Provide evidence of outstanding leadership ability and/or community service.

To apply, qualified students must submit the following:

  • An honors application and two teacher recommendations, forms for which can be obtained from any participating TCC campus or online.
  • A 200 to 500 word essay about a personal, local or national issue or about a significant person, experience, achievement or goal.
  • An official high school or college transcript.

Associate of Arts – Cornerstone

AART.DS02.UG • South Campus
AART.DN02.UG • Northeast Campus
AART.DW02.UG • Northwest Campus
AART.DE02.UG • Southeast Campus
AART.DT02.UG • Trinity River Campus

A grade point average of 3.0 is required for graduation. A minimum grade of C must be earned in each course presented for graduation.

Program Requirements


Composition - 6


Two three-credit-hour courses

Speech and Communication Skills - 3


One three-credit-hour course
Taken on an honors level

Life and Physical Sciences - 8


Two four-credit-hour laboratory science courses

Creative Arts - 3


One three-credit-hour course
Taken on an honors level

American History - 6


Two three-credit-hour courses
Taken on an honors level

Government and Political Science - 6


Two three-credit-hour courses
Taken on an honors level

Behavioral Science - 3


One three-credit-hour course
Taken on an honors level

Health and Wellness - 1


One one-credit-hour course

Philosophy - 3


One three-credit-hour course
Taken on an honors level

Electives - 15


  • Additional courses to complete 60 credit hours Semester Hours: 15

(Developmental courses cannot be used to fulfill a degree requirement.)

Total Semester Hours: 60


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