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Overview of Honors Program
Honors Program

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.


  2014 President's Scholors

2014 President’s Scholars

Front row, left to right: Maureen Mason (Honors Coordinator), Diana Legaspi, Joanna Stanley, Amie Miramontes-Franco, Brenda Arjona

Back row, left to right: Brian McPhail, Richard Ball, Kristen Payne, Raveena Rajput, Eloy Oakley (President), Norrell Thompson

Not pictured: Nicholas Johnson, Marian Rose McColm, Danny O’Connor, Bradford Brown


2014 Honor Students
Some proud 2014 Honors Program graduates sporting their Honors Program Cord at graduation!


2014 Honor Students
Some of the LBCC Honors Program student presenters at the 2014 UCI Honors Student Research Conference.