Academic Honors Program

Associate of Arts, 15 Credits

COURSE PLAN: Four Semesters

What is the Honors Program?

The Honors Program at Riverland Community College offers enhanced learning opportunities and activities to students who demonstrate academic excellence and a high level of interest and initiative. The Honors Program consists of 12 honors credits plus a three credit Honors Leadership Development course.

Riverland Honor Students Benefit From: 

  • Small Class Sizes (Limited to 24)
  • Increased opportunities for intellectual challenges and growth
  • Opportunity to work with other highly motivated students.
  • Designation of Honors after each Honors section on college transcript indicates academic rigor to potential employers, transfer institutions, and/or scholarship committees.
  • Regalia at graduation from Riverland (pending)
  • Partnership transfer programs with state universities (pending)
  • Attendance at Gustavus Adolphus' Nobel Conference during the fall semester

Honor Courses Available

Fall Semester 2017
  • CCLS1100 Honors Leadership Development
  • GEOG1211 Honors Physical Geography (Goal 3 & 10)
  • ENGL1102 Honors Composition I: Writing about Literature (Goal 1 & 2)
Spring 2018
  • ENGL1107 Honors Composition II (Goal 1 & 8)
  • PSCI1015 Introduction to U.S. Politics Honors (Goal 5 & 9)


To register for Honors courses, you must have:
  • Reading Accuplacer score of 100 or more, or
  • Reading ACT Score of 24 or more, or
  • Permission from the Honors Program Coordinator, based on faculty recommendation and a cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher.


Honors Program Requirements:
  • 12 credits of Honors courses, and
  • CCLS 1100: Honors Leadership Development, and
  • 3.5 cumulative GPA