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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 all their 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. For example, the fall semester focuses on issues of race and ethnicity in the United States, and the spring semester deals with understanding animal cognition and intelligence.

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 I-Pads in the classroom, so books cost less and real-time interactive activities are used in class.
  • Students make a lot of new friends because class work is done mainly in small groups.
  • Students who maintain a 3.2 grade point average receive a 10-percent tuition scholarship each semester.
  • Quanta-Honors students are provided a dedicated classroom with a student lounge and computers for their exclusive use.
  • Quanta-Honors faculty help you figure out where to transfer for your bachelor's degree and help you decide on a major. We also have specialized transfer agreements with Stetson University, Eckerd College and the Burnett Honors College at UCF.  Stetson offers Quanta-Honors students a financial package that covers all tuition and fees for the bachelor’s degree.

Entrance Requirements

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

  • Have a high school grade point average of 3.0 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:

  • Do 60 hours of service learning in the community prior to earning the A.A. degree.
  • Complete a final research project.
  • Graduate with a cumulative grade point average of 3.2.

For more information about the Quanta-Honors College visit, or contact:

Maggie Karda

Chair, Quanta-Honors College

Daytona State College

1200 West International Speedway Boulevard

Daytona Beach, Florida 32114

(386) 506-4219