DHC students receive individualized instruction in an interactive classroom environment that develops their writing, reading, and speaking abilities. Honors courses provide students with a challenging and intellectually rewarding college experience. Every year, the DHC Curriculum Committee chooses the best courses from a number of promising proposals, thus providing students with innovative courses taught by excellent professors.
To supplement their classroom instruction, students participate in DHC-funded cultural events every quarter, such as plays in Seattle, orchestra performances, and museum visits. Other activities are also held throughout the year, including DHC-exclusive discussions with distinguished faculty and visiting scholars, seminars, social events, and travel to conferences and research libraries.
Students who complete the honors college general education requirements plus one other course earn an Interdisciplinary Honors Minor. Students who complete one of the Upper Division scholarship experiences are designated either an Arts & Humanities Honors Scholar or a Science Honors Scholar. Students who complete both parts of the program graduate with honors from Central Washington University.
Graduating with honors is often a deciding factor in future employment. DHC graduates have also been accepted to prestigious graduate schools and law schools, including Cornell University (law), Washington University in St. Louis (anthropology), Georgetown University (conflict resolution), Portland State University (psychology), the State University of New York at Stony Brook (philosophy), and Northern Illinois University (history), just to name a few.