A prime purpose of the Cochise College Honors Program is to foster the lifelong love of scholarly inquiry, open-mindedness, and independent thinking. Students who meet the challenges afforded by the program gain confidence in their intellectual abilities and enhanced academic potential. The philosophy of the program is to enrich the collegial experience, providing intellectual challenge and stimulation for motivated, creative and academically talented students and faculty.
The Honors newsletter, Oracle, is published each year with articles highlighting alumni, current honors projects, faculty and more.
Many students admitted to the Honors Program also are eligible for membership in Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year college students.
The Honors Program is overseen by a committee consisting of Cochise College faculty and staff. For more information about the Cochise College Honors Program, contact the chair of the Honors Committee.
Mary B. Coyle
As an honors student, you will have increased opportunities for individual discussion and interaction with faculty and other academically motivated students. Your Cochise College transcripts will include a special designation for honors projects in addition to the standard grade. Prospective employers and college/university admissions staff are likely to be impressed with students who have undertaken the challenges of the Honors Program. Participation in the Cochise College Honors Program usually results in acceptance into the honors program at the university level upon transfer.
In addition, Cochise College, as a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council, receives information about numerous scholarship opportunities. Honors students will be invited to present at Honors Colloquium and will be recognized at a special reception at the end of the spring semester.
To be eligible for the Cochise College Honors Program, students must:
Committee evaluates proposed honors projects before approving honors contracts. The review includes:
Feedback forms are administered to students and faculty. Our website displays proposed and completed projects as examples of project outcomes. The spring reception showcases academic achievement and accomplishment of project outcomes with awarding of completion certificates, and the spring honors colloquium showcases academic and creative achievement and accomplishment of project outcomes through student presentations.
The honors program enriches the collegial experience, intellectual challenge and stimulation for the motivated, creative, and academically talented students and faculty. A prime purpose of this program is to foster the lifelong love of scholarly inquiry, creativity, and leadership. Meeting the challenges afforded by programs leads to confidence in intellectual ability and enhances the academic potential of all participants.