Robert C. Nusbaum Honors College


The Robert C. Nusbaum Honors College provides an exciting academic and social community dedicated to maximizing your college experience. We offer enhanced academic classes, co-curricular enrichment activities and special programs for high-ability students in all majors. The Honors College is a true community of scholars where critical thinking, curiosity, imagination and creativity are encouraged. Challenging courses, spirited debate, international study, research projects and special living and learning communities can all be part of the Honors College experience. The preparation you receive here will set you apart and improve your global marketability in the career of your choice.

The goals of the Honors College, in full support of the university's overall mission, are

  • to raise the level of academic standards and expectations at the university;
  • to provide an enriched and challenging program of study for students who manifest exceptional academic potential and are willing to commit to a rigorous academic curriculum;
  • to improve the university's ability to attract, matriculate and graduate such scholars; and
  • to enrich the entire university community by sponsoring and co-sponsoring worthwhile academic and co-curricular events.

Course Offerings

To obtain a current listing of all Honors courses, go to MyNSU and use the Search for Sections feature. After selecting Course Catalog, filling in the semester desired, students should scroll down to the bottom of the form and find the Course Type box. After “Honors” is selected, a list of all current Honors Courses should appear. Pages from the full list must be printed individually.

Event Schedule

Attendance at some Honors College events is required but will be credited according to a flexible points system. In order for students to stay eligible for scholarships and RCNHC privileges, they are expected to accumulate at least 50 points in a semester. - Honors Event Calendar - pdf

Honors Café Schedule

The Honors College Café takes place virtually (via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra or other platform) every Tuesday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. - Honors Cafe Schedule - pdf