Challenge Yourself With Our Honors Program

Sierra College's Honors program offers a more academically enhanced classroom experience for students motivated to push their academic limits. We offer two types of Honors programs: Honors classes and the Honor Society.

For more information, please read the Honors brochure.

Honors Classes

Degree-applicable courses (with the exception of Developmental Education courses) offered at Sierra College may be taken for Honors credit, with instructor’s permission. A student who has completed an Honors course with an earned course grade of A or B will receive a notation on their transcript indicating that the course was "Completed with Honors."

Please view the following documents for important information on how to complete and understand the Honors Course Contract.

Instruction Packet Honors Contract Proposal Honors Contract Proposal (.docx)

Applying for Honors Credit

A student needs to approach their course instructor before or soon after the second day of class to ask if they are willing to supervise an Honors contract. All Honors Course Contracts are due by 3:00 pm on the fourth Thursday of the Spring and Fall semesters. No contracts are accepted for the Summer semester.

• Humanities sample contract • Science sample contract

Sierra College Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa

Sierra College students who have completed 12 units of transferable course credit at Sierra College with a minimum 3.5 GPA are eligible to join the college’s Beta Mu Zeta chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for two-year colleges.

Students who join Phi Theta Kappa can take advantage of scholarship recognition, opportunities for leadership and service, and eligibility to apply for $37 million in Phi Theta Kappa scholarships.

Eligible students receive an invitation to join Phi Theta Kappa via email and/or postal mail during the second month of the fall and spring semesters. For additional information e-mail Jason File at jfile@sierracollege.edu.

Please visit our (unofficial) Sierra College Phi Theta Kappa website!

Contact the Honors Program

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