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Faculty Guidelines

QUANTA-Honors College

Daytona State's Quanta-Honors College is a learning community that offers an alternative to regular college classes for highly motivated students who value academic achievement and want the competitive advantage that an Honors degree gives.

Honors College students take two years of general education courses in learning community clusters.  (Major-specific courses may still be taken outside the Quanta Honors College program.)  Each cluster is made up of three courses that are integrated around a theme. 

The classes are challenging, but extensive support is available to ensure that students do well. Students work in small groups and will have plenty of time to discuss, explore new ideas and apply these ideas to real-world problems.

Why Do Students Choose QUANTA-Honors College For Their Associate Degree?

Students tell us that they like the classes because they are participatory – we discuss rather than lecture.  They like that we value thinking outside the box and challenging the conventional wisdom.  And there are some awesome perks:

  • Everyone uses iPads in the classroom, which they buy instead of books. We give students all the educational materials they need without cost.
  • Students receive a scholarship for ten percent of their tuition automatically, and retain it throughout their enrollment period if they maintain a GPA of 3.2 or above.
  • Quanta-Honors students can transfer automatically to Stetson University, Eckerd College, and the Burnett Honors College of University of Central Florida. Some of these transfers come with financial packages that can cover up to 100 percent of tuition and fees.

Entrance Requirements

Students are eligible to join the Quanta-Honors College if they:

  • Have a high school grade point average of 3.2 or better OR
  • Have PERT scores of 106 in reading and 103 in writing OR
  • Have SAT scores of 500 in critical reading or math OR
  • Have ACT scores of 20 in reading, English and math.

Graduating With A QUANTA-Honors College Degree

In addition to class work in the Quanta-Honors College program, students must complete the following requirements in order to graduate with an Honors degree:

  • Complete all of the Quanta-Honors course clusters.
  • Do 60 hours of service learning in the community prior to earning the A.A. degree and write a reflection essay about the experience.
  • Complete a final research project in the Honors Capstone Seminar.
  • Graduate with a cumulative grade point average of 3.2.