The Robert “Bob” Elmore Honors College is one of the most highly rated two-year Honors programs in the country, serving the College’s best and brightest students in a vibrant learning community. The Honors College serves approximately 1,200 students annually. These students engage with dedicated faculty and with one another in a seminar-style environment that helps Honors students get the most out of their time at Broward College while preparing them for the future. Honors College graduates have won 16 of the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships, ranking second in the nation among institutions whose students have won this award. Honors students have also been awarded the Barry Goldwater Scholarship as well as many other scholarships, awards, and prizes. Our Honors graduates have transferred to and received scholarships from some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country, including Harvard University, Georgetown University, Columbia University, New York University, The University of Texas at Austin, and The University of California, Berkeley, among many others. The mission of the Robert “Bob” Elmore Honors College of Broward College is to provide an enriched program in a vibrant, active community of students, faculty, and staff which:
- Stimulates independent and creative thought;
- Challenges the intellect;
- Enhances career and professional development;
- Builds self-confidence and empowerment;
- Promotes opportunity for cultural enrichment; and
- Promotes a global perspective.
Advantages of Becoming an Honors Student
Honors Faculty teach dynamic, discussion-based classes which are capped at 20 students. Honors classes create an enriched and specialized learning experience for our Honors students and Honors College members receive special recognition and benefits, including but not limited to: priority registration privileges, orientation programming, designated Honors advisors at each major campus, and a variety of other opportunities such as participation in the annual Honors Colloquium and Honors conferences at the state, regional, and national level. Honors College students are also recognized each year for their academic, leadership, and service at the annual Honors Awards Celebration.
The Robert “Bob” Elmore Honors College also offers the following scholarship opportunities: Irm’s Honors Scholar Award, Honors Term Scholarships, and Honors Scholarship for International Studies.
The Honors College also supports a variety of extra-curricular activities which promote scholarship, leadership, and service, including the Honors Student Committee, Brain Bowl, Math Team, and Model United Nations. Many Honors College students are also invited to join the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the Sigma Kappa Delta Honor Society.
Associate of Arts degree Honors students who maintain a minimum 3.5 Overall/Honors GPA and complete the required number of Honors courses, including Honors Introduction to the Humanities and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies, can also take advantage of a specialized degree program and earn the Honors College Certificate. Honors courses are noted on the official transcript and eligible students receive Honors College graduation regalia to wear at the Broward College commencement ceremony. Students who are pursuing Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, and Bachelor’s degrees at Broward College should contact the Honors College or visit the Honors website (see below) for information about earning an Honors College Certificate.
In addition to all of the benefits described above, the Robert “Bob” Honors College also offers associate’s degree students support and guidance for their transfer to a four-year degree program. Honors College students are assisted in the transfer process with specialized seminars and workshops to prepare them for the transition to a four-year degree upon their graduation from Broward College and to match them to transfer scholarships available from our regional partner institutions such as Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, and Nova Southeastern University.
Honors College Eligibility Information
Students entering Broward College as freshmen are eligible to apply for admission to the Honors College based on their unweighted high school GPA, SAT, ACT, or PERT scores. Current Broward College associate’s degree students who have completed 6 college-level credit hours, are eligible for college-level courses, and have earned a minimum 3.5 Overall/Honors GPA are also eligible to apply for admission to the Honors College. Eligibility information, campus contact information, and the Honors admissions application are available on the Honors College website: https://www.broward.edu/honors.
For more information about the Honors College experience at Broward College, please visit the Honors website (https://www.broward.edu/honors) or contact the Honors College main office as listed below.