Program Requirements

Eligibility for the Commonwealth Honors Program (CHP):

  1. Current students with a minimum 3.2 GPA and 12 or more college level credits
  2. New students with high school B+ average and score of 6 on the Writing and 90 or better on the Reading College Placement Test.

CHP Graduation Requirements:

  1. Minimum of three honors classes with 3.2 GPA to include at least one course in each of the following categories or students can fulfill requirements by taking two or more interdisciplinary seminars and one non-team taught seminar. These are the minimum requirements, but many students take more than the minimum to get the most out of the honors offering. 
    • interdisciplinary team taught seminars
    • single taught seminars
    • honors courses
  2. participation in the Annual Honors Conference each year in April

Interdisciplinary Team Taught Honors Seminars:

HUM/HST 290 World Cultures

HUM/HST 291 Latin American Literature and History

HUM/PSY 292 Asian Literature and Social Psychology

Honors Seminars:

SOC 293 Poverty, Wealth, and Capitalism

SOC 294 Globalization

HST 295 Middle East

Honors Courses:

ECO 140 Principles of Macroeconomics

ETH 101 Ethics and Society

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

ENG 101 English Comp 1 Honors

ENG 102 English Comp 2 Honors

We encourage students to do more than the minimum and enroll in many honors courses to get the most out of their educational experience and enhance their transfer opportunities.

Honors Option Contract Eligibility:
Completion of two honors seminars/courses, minimum 3.2 GPA. Once these criteria are satisfied, the approval of the instructor and the honors program director are required before the student can proceed with an Honors Option Contract.

For more information, contact the Commonwealth Honors Office at 781-280-3553 or

Last Modified: 7/27/18