Clemson Honors College

<p>Hey,
I've been looking at the Calhoun Honors College program at Clemson University. Does anyone have good information on it? I've searched through its web site, but don't really understand the program. In the University of South Carolina Honors College, it's like a college within the regular USC university. I was wondering how classes worked at Calhoun (Clemson) Honors College, whether they required more work etc. than the regular Clemson classes, whether it's really beneficial to study at the Honors College (and if so what those benefits are), whether you still have a "social life" with the non-honors students, etc.
Any help at all would be great!
Thanks!</p>

<p>Alright, I've read more and I understand it more. Here's what I've gotten from it.</p>

<p>The honors college is not really it's own college, it's more of a collaboration with the majors/departments/colleges on campus. The first two years, you spend in General Honors and you hae to take honors classes in different fields (requirements are here: General</a> Honors Program : Clemson University), the next two years you spend in departmental honors where you do in-depth research within your major field. Every honors student is required to submit a portfolio or thesis etc... (more info here: Departmental</a> Honors Program : Clemson University)</p>

<p>Benefits? you get to stay in a dorm with just honors students (and it's one of the nicest freshman dorms), you get free tickets to performing arts concerts and shows, you get free copies of the New York Times, they'll help you out with applying for scholarships like Rhodes, Fullbright etc..., you get to register first for classes, honors classes are smaller, and there are lots of other travel opportunities. Here are the links to the pages with the different benefits of being in the honors college:</p>

<p><a href="http://www.clemson.edu/cuhonors/prospective-students/benefits/holmes.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.clemson.edu/cuhonors/prospective-students/benefits/holmes.html&lt;/a>
<a href="http://www.clemson.edu/cuhonors/prospective-students/benefits/enrichment.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.clemson.edu/cuhonors/prospective-students/benefits/enrichment.html&lt;/a>
<a href="http://www.clemson.edu/cuhonors/prospective-students/benefits/honor-classes.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.clemson.edu/cuhonors/prospective-students/benefits/honor-classes.html&lt;/a>
<a href="http://www.clemson.edu/cuhonors/prospective-students/benefits/honors-curricula.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.clemson.edu/cuhonors/prospective-students/benefits/honors-curricula.html&lt;/a>
<a href="http://www.clemson.edu/cuhonors/prospective-students/benefits/membership.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.clemson.edu/cuhonors/prospective-students/benefits/membership.html&lt;/a>
<a href="http://www.clemson.edu/cuhonors/prospective-students/benefits/community.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.clemson.edu/cuhonors/prospective-students/benefits/community.html&lt;/a>
<a href="http://www.clemson.edu/cuhonors/prospective-students/benefits/funding-opportunities.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.clemson.edu/cuhonors/prospective-students/benefits/funding-opportunities.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>I know a lot of honors students who have active social lives who are successful in the classroom and blow off steam on the weekends, some who don't and just study 24/7, it's all up to you to decide what you want to do with yours.</p>