May 29, 2024  
2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

The Honors College


The Honors College prepares high ability students for graduate or professional study. The College is comprised of the Honors Program and the Institute for Standardized Testing.


The Honors College seeks to become a first-rate, scholastic enterprise within the University System of Maryland, a bridge for students to world-class graduate- and professional school programs, and a respected Honors College among Carnegie classification master’s granting universities.


The Honors College fosters an enduring spirit of inquiry, discovery, and civic engagement in a setting where outstanding students and dedicated faculty, together, pursue common intellectual agendas and engage their communities in meaningful ways. The College offers an enriched and challenging program for academically motivated and talented students who commit to entering graduate or professional schools immediately upon completing their studies at Coppin State University.

The Honors Program

Each year, The Honors Program seeks students who have an expressed interest in education beyond the undergraduate degree. Students are prepared for master’s, doctoral, or professional degree study through accelerated coursework, regularly-scheduled workshops about the graduate-school experience, graduate school application process, graduate admissions test preparation, character and leadership development, community service experiences, and cultural enrichment activities.

Students are admitted into University Honors as either four-year students or as upper-division, two-year students. Full scholarships are available to any Valedictorian and Salutatorian who enters Coppin with an Associate’s degree from an accredited institution.

Four-Year Honors Program


Upper-Division Honors Program


Institute for Standardized Testing

The Institute for Standardized Testing (IST) supports the mission of the Honors College, offering test prep workshops that help students with graduate admissions and graduate admissions tests through regularly scheduled intensive programming. IST services are open to all Coppin students.

Admission to the Honors Program

Qualified, first-year students are referred to the Honors College by the Office of Admissions after students have been admitted to the University. Current Coppin students or transfer students should communicate with the Honors College (410-951-3388). Qualified students must complete a supplemental application to the Honors College and a one-hour interview. Our offices are located in the Health and Human Services Building, Suite 349.