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Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College

In keeping with the mission of Palm Beach State College, the purpose of the Honors College is to provide a challenging and supportive academic environment in which students are encouraged to think critically, demonstrate leadership, and develop ethical standards. The Honors College pursues an interactive learning experience where students acquire a creative and comprehensive understanding of concepts in an interdisciplinary and global context. Palm Beach State Honors students and faculty share a commitment and civic responsibility that extends beyond the classroom to local, national, and international communities. 


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Honors Silver & Gold Tracks to Graduation

Silver & Gold tracks are open to degree-seeking Associate in Arts (A.A.) students.

Honors Silver Track Requirements

Provides flexibility for students who want the honors experience but who may not be able to complete the requirements of the Honors Gold.

  • Complete 12 credit hours of honors work, of which
    • One (1) credit hour must be Honors SOW1050LR, Honors community-based learning
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5;
  • Earn at least a B in each honors class;
  • Earn at least 20 points on the Honors Point System.

Honors Gold Track Requirements

An intense honors experience, recommended for students who plan to transfer to an upper-division Honors College or Honors Program.

  • Complete 21 total credit hours of honors work, of which
    • Three (3) credit hours must be IDH2105, “Knowledge Through the Ages;"
  • Earn at least a B in each honors class;
  • Earn at least 40 points on the Honors Point System


Contact Us

Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College
Center for Bachelor Degree Programs | Room CBP 314.1
4200 Congress Avenue MS #29
Lake Worth, FL 33461
Phone 561-868-3895 | Email:

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Benefits of the Honors College

Palm Beach State College is a member of the following Honors organizations: National Collegiate Honors Council, Southern Regional Honors Council and the Florida Collegiate Honors Council. 

Honor Students have the academic opportunity to showcase their research.

Conference information:

Palm Beach State College has a number of scholarships available to students, including specific ones for Honors College students. Learn more
  • 1:15 Faculty to Student Ratio
  • Priority Registration
  • Special Recognition at Graduation
  • Service Learning Opportunities
  • 1:1 Scholarship and Transfer Support
  • Honors College seal on Associate of Arts diploma
  • Notation on Transcript
  • Honors Student Study Labs (select campuses)
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