Honors Programs


Beaufort College Honors for Incoming Freshmen

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The University of South Carolina Beaufort invites qualifying incoming freshmen to apply to the Beaufort College Honors (BCH) program.  As a BCH student, you will live and learn at USCB’s historic, riverfront campus in downtown Beaufort and enjoy enhanced instruction and mentoring from renowned faculty.

  • Admission is open to freshman students of all majors.
  • Program-specific cohorts in Biology and Nursing.
  • Nursing Beaufort College Honors students enter directly into the Nursing Program and follow this Program of Study.
  • BCH students majoring in History, Marine Biology and Visual Art and Design complete their program entirely on the Beaufort campus. BCH students in Biology and Nursing live in Beaufort Campus Housing for 2 years, and those in other majors live in Beaufort Campus Housing for one year then transition to the Bluffton campus to complete the program.

**Current USCB students can join the University's honors program.

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How to Apply for Beaufort College Honors

Incoming Freshmen

  • Indicate your interest in Beaufort College Honors on your USCB application. Students must first be admitted to USCB in order to be considered for BCH.

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Application Deadline for BCH

The deadline for BCH admission is December 1. Students who do not meet this deadline may still be considered for admission after December 1, on a space-available basis.

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Scholarships*  

  • South Carolina Residents:  The Beaufort College Honors Scholarship awards $2,000 per year for up to 4 years to students admitted to the BCH Program.  Students are required to live in Beaufort on-campus housing (for 1-4 years, depending on major - Marine Biology, History and Visual Art and Design live on the Beaufort campus for 4 years; Biology and Nursing live on the Beaufort Campus Housing for 2 years;  those in other majors live on the Beaufort campus for 1 year)**.  Students are required to live in Bluffton on-campus housing when they opt to transition to the Bluffton campus.
  • Out-of-State Students:  The BCH Residential Scholarship awards students the in-state tuition rate and an additional $500 per year for up to 4 years.  Students are required to live in Beaufort on-campus housing (for 1-4 years, depending on major - Marine Biology, History and Visual Art and Design live on the Beaufort Campus Housing for 4 years; Biology and Nursing live on the Beaufort campus for 2 years; and those in other majors live on the Beaufort campus for 1 year)**.  Students are required to live in Bluffton on-campus housing when they opt to transition to the Bluffton campus.
  • 1795 Scholarship: This external scholarship awards eligible students $1,000 per semester to be applied toward their housing on USCB’s Beaufort campus.  For more information and to apply, please visit 1795scholarship.com.

*Scholarships are based on availability of funds and have additional requirements to maintain eligibility:

•  Minimum 3.0 GPA to remain in BCH and keep scholarship(s)
•  Students may switch cohorts (majors) as long as they maintain the minimum 3.0 GPA
•  Nursing students must maintain a science-specific 2.75 GPA  to remain in the Nursing cohort.

**Based on credits accepted by USCB

Housing

USCB Beaufort Campus Building

BCH students live on USCB's Beaufort campus in new "apartment style" campus housing. For more information about USCB's Beaufort housing, please see Housing at USCB.

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Beaufort Campus Address:
801 Carteret Street
Beaufort, South Carolina 29902

Contact Us About Honors Programs

Juanita Babet Villena-Alvarez, PhD

Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Coordinator, Beaufort College Honors
Professor of French, Spanish and Global Studies

Hargray Room 245
One University Boulevard
Bluffton, SC 29909

Grayson House Room 100
801 Carteret Street
Beaufort, SC 29902
Office: 843-521-4152
Juanita Babet Villena-Alvarez, PhD

Contact the Office of Admissions

For more information about the Beaufort College Honors program, please contact admissions@uscb.edu or call/text 843-208-8055.

Mailing Address:

University of South Carolina Beaufort
Office of Admissions
One University Boulevard
Bluffton, SC 29909

Phone (843) 208-8055
Fax (843) 208-8290
Email admissions@uscb.edu

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