Honors Program

YVC’s Honors Program creates opportunities across diverse disciplines for intellectually motivated students to challenge themselves. A wide range of classes will be offered with honors options for fall, winter and spring quarters. We anticipate that at least one course will be offered with an honors option in each of the following programs:

  • American Sign Language
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology

Students wishing to pursue their intellectual and academic passions, work closely with a faculty mentor in guided research opportunities, and participate in a community of scholars. Scholars at YVC will be asked by the YVC’s Honors Program to:

  • Complete an application, which includes eligibility for college-level mathematics and ENGL& 101, current grade point average of 3.3, statement of intent, and letters of recommendation.
  • Negotiate an honors contract with an honors instructor, which will establish the agreed upon terms for earning honors credit.

As a community college, YVC serves a diverse student body. The Honors Program recognizes this diversity and allows for faculty to sponsor promising students who may not meet all of the eligibility requirements. Note that the program is still in its infancy, so particulars will be revised as new issues arise and participation increases.

For more information, contact Dr. Heidi Shaw at hshaw@YVCC.edu or 509.574.4812.