Honors Program


Honors Program Director (16-17)
Nathan Blank, Ph.D.
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The honors program provides an enhanced learning experience for high achieving students at Casper College.

As an honors student, you'll be part of a group that fosters intellectual curiosity, leadership, and change.

By participating in advanced topic courses from a wide variety of disciplines, our students develop interpersonal communication and problem solving skills that will enrich their lives and prepare them for a competitive and diverse job market and transfer to a university. Service to community and country are of particular emphasis. Moreover, students are challenged to develop and exercise their moral responsibilities, which include leadership, thoughtful self-governance, and social consciousness.

Program goals and learning outcomes

The honors program at Casper College will:

  • provide advanced course options for high-achieving students.
  • better prepare student for a competitive world through the development of dynamic problem solving, communication, and social skills.
  • offer courses that focus on contemporary and historical societal challenges with special emphasis on potential solutions to these challenges.
  • regularly offer leadership skills courses to prepare Wyoming's future leaders.
  • encourage community engagement through service projects and activities.
  • support the missions of the other learning experiences on campus (learning communities, international studies, and service learning) through combined activities and collaboration.
  • provide a seamless path for continued "honors" experiences at the University of Wyoming and/or transfer institutions.
    • partner with the University of Wyoming to assess program policies and standards by tracking student success after they transfer to Laramie.
Program admission and application
  • High school GPA of 3.25 or higher.
  • Composite ACT score of 25 or higher; SAT of 1700 or better.
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  • A letter of recommendation from an instructor familiar with your work and promise.

The honors program community

The Casper College Honors Program embodies the belief that we discover ourselves within the rich network of participatory community. Unlike the standard approach to education, which all too often features huge classes in which the individual loses her or his identity while sitting passively, the CC Honors community promotes both self-awareness as well as the bonds of friendship forged through a shared commitment to ourselves, to others, and to the larger world. Animated by a common love of truth, CC Honors students also enjoy informal social gatherings, field trips to cultural events, conference attendance, fun outdoor activities, and simply hanging out with friends in the Honors lounge. So at Casper College, we offer a vibrant alternative to the alienation so commonly found in an approach that places numbers over people.