Honors College Students in a classroom

Learn. Engage. Impact.

MDC is a teaching institution, where you will meet exceptional faculty who will provide quality instruction in small classes. At The Honors College you will earn an associate of arts degree with over 50% of the credits with honors. This pathway will position you for success when you transfer to another institution to pursue your Bachelor’s degree.

Beyond encouraging the acquisition of knowledge, the Honors College at MDC fosters commitment to our local community with a service learning component. Furthermore, our students are encouraged to participate in national and global political discourse via annual seminars through The Washington Center in Washington, D.C., the Global Citizenship Alliance Seminar in Salzburg Austria and more.

Opportunities for making your voice heard abound through The Honors College. Our students don't just talk about change, they make it happen, which is why MDC has been recognized as an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus. For those interested in sciences, MDC has partnerships with many institutions to place aspiring students into research experiences.

Unique Resources and Conferences

Bi-weekly colloquia with relevant speakers expose Honors College students to various current issues that are local, national and global in scope. Students can also join honor societies and organizations including Phi Theta Kappa, Beta Lambda and the Student Government Association and participate in events and programs at the Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy, the Earth Ethics Institute and the Idea Center.

MDC also has resources to help students develop creative interests such as the MDC Live Arts Lab, Makers Lab and and the Visual Resource Center for artists. Students interested in writing will appreciate the award-winning literary magazines at various campuses and collegewide student newspaper, The Reporter.

A provider of many of Miami’s cultural offerings, MDC hosts renowned events such as the Miami Film Festival, Miami Book Fair, Maker Faire Miami and more. The College is also a destination on the political circuit and regularly hosts diplomats, U.S. presidents and foreign dignitaries. Honors College students at MDC often gain special access to prominent figures and attend exclusive receptions.