Daytona State's Quanta-Honors College is a learning community designed to offer an alternative to regular college classes for highly motivated students who value academic achievement and want the competitive advantage that an honors degree provides.
In Quanta-Honors, you will take many of your general education courses in learning community clusters (you'll still be able to take electives and pre-major courses outside of Quanta-Honors). Each cluster is made up of two or three courses which are integrated around a theme. Recent themes have included "Monsters," "Radical Communities," "Plastic Paradise," "Myth and the Hero's Journey," and "Original Research Edition."
The classes are challenging, but you'll have a lot of support to make sure that you do well. You'll have three professors in the classroom every day, and also dedicated tutors and librarians. You'll do much of your work in small groups and will have plenty of time to discuss, explore new ideas and apply these ideas to real-world problems.
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:
Quanta-Honors is for any student who wants to be an honors student! Some students join the program having already participated in previous high school or other honors programs; other students are first-timers. We think success comes from hard work and dedication, and we welcome students who are eager to add “honors” to their accomplishments for the first time. We also welcome students from diverse backgrounds. Non-traditional? Veteran? Parent? Traditional college student? No matter your background, please apply!
In addition to your class work in the Quanta Honors college program, you need to complete the following requirements in order to graduate with an Honors degree: