For over 85 years, Long Beach City College has developed innovative educational programs to serve the public. In 1980, the college established the Honors Program to better serve intellectually ambitious, high-achieving students. Today, the program is an important element of the college’s curriculum, and its graduates have proven records of success in completing baccalaureate degrees as well as professional and graduate school degrees.
Honors classes are general education in nature. They are more intensive than non-Honors classes, encouraging and rewarding critical thought and individual research. Since class sizes are significantly smaller than non-Honors classes, students enjoy more individualized attention from their professors and deeper engagement with their fellow Honors students. Honors classes delve deeper into the academic subjects, all of which provides a more stimulating, enriching educational experience.
Recent graduates of the Honors Program have received guaranteed priority consideration when applying to UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, CSULB, CSUF, Chapman University, USC, Pepperdine University, Mills College, Loyola Marymount University, and Occidental College.
The Honors Program is housed in the Library, Room L162, on the LAC campus.
|2013 President’s Scholars (left to right): Ernesto Aybarth, Holly Beck Kimble, Tharangika Weerasooriya, Robert Alexander Ott, Stephanie Cuevas, Karl Joseph Schenk, Matthew Grimm, Krislam Junsay, Maureen Mason (Honors Coordinator), Brian Alexander Reid (not pictured), Adrianna Whalen (not pictured)