What is the Commonwealth Honors Program (CHP)?

The Commonwealth Honors Program at Bunker Hill Community College is a statewide program overseen by the Honors College at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Bunker Hill is one of many of the Commonwealth’s colleges and universities that is a member of this program.

The Commonwealth Honors Program provides opportunities for Massachusetts students to excel academically in a rich and challenging environment and develops a community of scholars that is inclusive, building on the strengths of the institutions’ diverse communities. The student experience in the program is intellectually stimulating and academically rewarding and lays the foundation for students to become critical and independent thinkers and lifelong learners.

Within the Commonwealth Honors Program, students will find and create opportunities to excel academically in a rich and challenging environment and to become a member of a diverse and inclusive community of scholars, building on the strengths of the college community’s diversity.

 

Why Enroll in the Commonwealth Honors Program?

  • Interesting topics and smaller classes in the Honors seminars and courses.
  • You can use the Commonwealth Honors Center located in Room E145, on the Charlestown campus, to meet with other Honors students and conduct research in a quiet environment.
  • You will enhance your transfer applications and scholarship opportunities.
  • You will be able to work one-on-one with a faculty mentor.
  • You may be eligible for an Honors Scholarship.
  • You may transfer automatically, if you qualify, into Honors programs at Massachusetts’ public universities and colleges, including the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • You will receive Honors designation on your transcript for courses in which you have completed Honors contracts.
  • You will have a chance to attend regional and national meetings of the National Collegiate Honors Council.
  • You may choose to present your research project and participate in the statewide Undergraduate Conference.