The Honors Program


HonorsThe Honors Program at Shoreline Community College is designed to offer a challenging curriculum for students planning to transfer to four-year institutions of higher learning or who simply wish to deepen their college experience. Students have the opportunity to work on in-depth projects in specific academic disciplines and to create a community of scholars with whom to share their ideas. The Honors Program allows students to work closely with individual faculty to develop an Honors project or thesis. Graduation with Honors may lead to greater scholarship possibilities and admission to more selective colleges and universities. The Honors Program at Shoreline is committed to diversity and especially encourages individuals from under-represented groups to apply.


Graduate with Honors

To graduate with Honors, students will satisfy Shoreline's graduation requirements with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and complete a three-quarter program in the following sequence:

  1. Honors 100 Foundations of Knowledge
  2. Honors 250 Seminar*
  3. Honors 296 Honors Thesis

*We strongly recommend the completion of English 101 and 102 before taking Honors 250. 





HNRS 100--Cornerstone Foundations of Knowledge

(5 credits)

Team taught focusing on research methods in various disciplines. Prepare a literature review. Course offered
12:30pm-02:20pm MW

HNRS 250--Seminar
Honors Project
(3 credits)

Research a topic of your choosing with a faculty mentor.

HNRS 296--Capstone
Thesis Project
(2 credits)

Completion and presentation of individual thesis projects.


Requirements to enter the Honors Program

  • 12 credits of completed college level work with a GPA of 3.5 or higher

Running Start students:

  • 3.5 or better High School GPA (High School Honors or AP experience recommended)

Students without a 3.5 GPA can also enroll in the Honors program with a written recommendation from a Shoreline Community College faculty member. Faculty members recommending students would be expected to provide additional mentoring to that student while in the program.


Apply for the Honors Program

To apply, email your application form to or submit it to the:


Social Sciences Division

FOSS Building, room 5239



Remaining in the Program

Students should maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to continue in the program. If a student's GPA drops below 3.0 they have the option of staying in the program with additional faculty mentoring.


Final Honors Project Presentations

The Honors Program is proud to present our current Honors students sharing their thesis projects. Please come support them. Refreshments will be served. Students interested in the Honors Program are encouraged to attend and participate. View summaries of the 2010 presentations.