Beaufort College Honors

Be an Honors Student at USCB

The University of South Carolina Beaufort invites qualifying incoming freshmen to participate in the Beaufort College Honors (BCH) program.  As a BCH student, you will live and learn at USCB’s historic, riverfront campus in downtown Beaufort, enjoy enhanced instruction and mentoring from renowned faculty.

  • Admission is open to freshman students of all majors.
  • Program-specific cohorts in Biology and Nursing.
  • BCH students majoring in History, Marine Biology, and Visual Art and Design complete their program entirely on the Beaufort campus. BCH students in other majors live on the Beaufort Campus for 1-2 years, then transition to the Bluffton campus to complete their program. 

How to Apply for Beaufort College Honors

Incoming Freshmen

  • Indicate your interested in Beaufort College Honors on your USCB application. Students must first be admitted to USCB in order to be considered for BCH.

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Application Deadline for BCH

The deadline for BCH admission is December 1. Students who do not meet this deadline may still be considered for admission on a space-available basis after December 1.


  • South Carolina Residents:  The Beaufort College Honors Scholarship awards $2,000 per year for up to four years.  Students are required to live in Beaufort on-campus housing (for 1-2 years, depending on major) and be admitted to the BCH program to qualify.
  • Out-of-State Students:  The Residential Scholarship awards students the in-state tuition rate and an additional $500 per year for up to four years.  Students are required to live in Beaufort on-campus housing (for 1-2 years, depending on major). Students are required to live in Bluffton on-campus housing once they transition to the Bluffton campus.
  • 1795 Scholarship: This external scholarship awards eligible students with a $1,000 per semester scholarship to be applied toward their housing on USCB’s Beaufort campus.  For more information and to apply, please visit

*Scholarships are based on availability of funds and have additional requirements to maintain eligibility:

•  Minimum GPA (3.0) to stay in BCH and keep scholarship
•  Students can switch cohorts (majors) if they have the minimum GPA
•  Nursing students have to maintain a Science GPA of 2.75 in order to remain in the Nursing cohort


USCB Beaufort Campus Building

BCH students live on the USCB's Beaufort campus in new "apartment style" campus housing. For more information about the USCB's Beaufort housing, please see the Housing at USCB section.

Visit the Beaufort Campus

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Beaufort Campus Address:
801 Carteret Street
Beaufort, South Carolina 29902

Contact the Office of Admissions

For more information about the Beaufort College Honors program, please contact or call/text 843-208-8055.

Mailing Address:

University of South Carolina Beaufort
Office of Admissions
One University Boulevard
Bluffton, SC 29909

Phone (843) 208-8055
Fax (843) 208-8290

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