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Like all Associate of Arts degree students, Quanta-Honors students must complete a mix of general education requirements and electives. For full-time students, that means enrolling in a Quanta-Honors "course cluster" each semester as well as one or two additional (non-Quanta-Honors) courses that cover remaining general education, elective, and pre-major requirements. For example, a first-year student interested in psychology would typically register that first fall semester for the three courses named below (ENC1101, HUM2020, SLS2505) as well as an appropriate psychology course and a math or science course. A student interested in business might do the same, but substitute an accounting or economics course for the psychology course. Generally, Quanta-Honors students enroll in 12-16 total credit hours each semester. The courses completed in Quanta-Honors amount to about half of the total courses taken to complete the A.A. degree.

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Learn Key Skills

When students know how to communicate, collaborate, and think critically, there's no limit to what they can achieve. That's why Quanta-Honors courses focus on real-world, project-based learning in which students work together to generate creative solutions for complex problems.

Quanta-Honors Advising Plan

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  • 1st Year Students, Fall Semester

    Monday & Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

    • ENC1101 - Introduction to Composition (3 credit hours)
    • SLS2505 - Critical Thinking (3 credit hours)
    • HUM2020 - Introduction to Humanities (3 credit hours)
  • 1st Year Students, Spring Semester

    Monday & Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

    • LIS2004 - Research Strategies for College (1 credit hour) 
    • ENC1102 - Writing with Research (3 credit hours)
    • LIT2000 - Literature and Culture (3 credit hours)
  • 2nd Year Students, Fall Semester

    Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

    • STA2023 - Elementary Statistics (3 credit hours)
    • ENC2210 - Report Writing (3 credit hours)
    • PSY1012 - General Psychology (3 credit hours) 
  • 2nd Year Students, Spring Semester

    Tuesday & Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

    • IDH2028 -- Honors College Capstone Seminar (3 credit hours)
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Quanta-Honors teaches students how to collaborate with others and work out their differences.

Quanta-Honors '19, University of South Florida '21
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Complete sixty hours of service learning in the community during the two years it will take you to finish your A.A. degree. We’ll have volunteer opportunities available for you or you can propose something that is particularly interesting to you. You'll also write an essay reflecting on your experience.

Complete a final research project in an academic area of interest to you during the Honors Seminar.

Graduate with a cumulative GPA of 3.2.


Additional Information about the Associate of Arts Degree