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Honors Diploma Program Associate in Arts

Honors Diploma Program Associate in Arts
Type: AA
Subplan Code: HONOR-AA
CIP: 1192401010
Educational Plan: HONOR-AA

Program Description

The Honors Diploma Program is an advanced and specialized curriculum of faculty-created courses used as alternatives to the General Education requirements. With its own faculty, courses, scholarships, small class sizes, personalized advising and priority registration, the Honors Diploma Program is highly regarded among four-year colleges that often offer its graduates generous scholarships. The Honors Diploma Program is one of five tracks available in The Art & Phyllis Grindle Honors Institute.

Honors courses may be combined with other prerequisite courses for many majors. Honors students complete a minimum of 20 credits in Honors courses to graduate with an Honors Diploma.

The Honors Diploma Program is a restricted-access program. Candidates must:

  • Apply and be accepted to Seminole State College;
  • Provide official transcripts indicating successful completion of a standard high school diploma or equivalent;
  • Have a high school GPA of 3.2 or have earned a 3.2 GPA in a minimum of six credit hours of college credit classes;
  • Have a score of at least 23 on the ACT, or 95 on the CPT Reading Test and 75 on the CPT Math Test, or 1050 on the SAT or 1050 on math and writing or reading on the new SAT, or 116 on the PERT Reading and Writing Test and 113 on the PERT Math Test.
  • Submit an application to the Honors Program;
  • Submit two letters of recommendation;
  • Schedule an interview with the Honors Coordinator;
  • Complete an on-site writing sample.
Available Courses
Required Courses
Choose One
Elective Courses
General Education Courses

Note: 20 credits must be in Honors courses to receive an Honors Diploma.  Please refer to general education requirements in the catalog for specific degree requirements.

Communications General Education Honors Options


Humanities General Education Honors Options

Note: One Humanities course must be from Area A

Social Science General Education Honors Options

Note: Courses must be from 2 areas

History General Education Honors Options


Mathematics General Education Honors Options


Science General Education Honors Options

Note: Courses must be from 2 areas
Total Credits:

Students enrolled in Seminole State College’s baccalaureate degree programs must demonstrate foreign language proficiency. Additionally, per Florida Statute 1007.25, “Beginning with students initially entering a Florida College System institution or state university in 2014-2015 and thereafter, coursework for an associate in arts degree shall include demonstration of competency in a foreign language.” 

** Denotes that a class is a State of Florida General Education Core Course.

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.

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