Honors Program

Advanced academics at Trinity College of Florida.

Honors Program Application

Achieve Academic Excellence

The Honors Program provides students with the opportunity to achieve academic excellence and advanced learning. The program’s study abroad opportunities bring classroom academics to life. In 2020 the Honors Trip visited Washington D.C. The 2019 Honors trip was to the Holy Land. The 2022 Honors trip is now accepting applications for the Reformation tour.

Students who complete the Honors Program receive recognition at commencement and recognition on the student’s transcript, which can provide advanced standing into a masters program or desired career.

Benefits of the Honors Program

  • Study abroad
  • Advanced academic standing
  • Honors reception prior to graduation
  • Recognition at commencement
  • Notation on diploma and transcript
  • Medallion at graduation
  • Noteworthy on a resume
  • Increases admission into many Master’s programs.

Students apply to the Honors Program during their freshman year.

Reformation Tour 2022

Reformation Tour Itinerary

June 14-23, 2021 has been postponed until 2022, this is a great opportunity to financial prepare for the trip!

• Visit the International Museum of the Reformation
• Guided walking tour of Geneva to visit the Reformation Wall,
• Exterior visit to St. Peter’s Cathedral, where John Calvin preached
• Evening walk to view the famed Jet d’Eau fountain at Lake Geneva

• A tour to view the city’s major churches including Wasserkirche, Fraumunster, and Grossmunster (where the preaching of Huldrych Zwingli initiated the Swiss-German Reformation in Switzerland)

• See the State of the Reformers in the University and the historic quarter known as La Petite-France
• Visit the Strasbourg Cathedral

• Morning visit to Heidelberg with time to explore the town
• Afternoon visit to the site of the Worms Debates, the Reformation monument of Luther, Cathedral of St. Peter, and Trinity Church

• Self-guided visit to Wartburg Castle
• Guided visit to the Augustinian Monastery, where Luther studied

• Guided walking tour of Wittenberg with visits to Schlosskirche, where Luther nailed the 95 Thesis, and Stadtkirche St. Marin • Afternoon self-guided visit to Lutherhalle Museum (Luther’s house)

All-Inclusive Trip $4,250 price is per person.  Includes Airfare, Travel,   Hotel, Breakfast & Dinners, Tour Guides, and a 3-credit college course on the Reformation.

Join us on this journey as we study the Protestant Reformation. We will see the places where these larger-than-life reformers lived and study what led them to stand up for the truths they found in Scripture.  Whether a student or a life-long learner, you will love every moment of what Honors Trips at Trinity College have to offer.


Dr. Joe Allotta is your traveling professor providing their unique insights as we visit these incredible sights! Please contact Dr. Joe Allotta for more information jallotta@trinitycollege.edu .

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Answers to Your Question About the Honors Program

What are the requirements to apply to the Honors Program?

The Honors Program is a three-year program where an application for admission into the program takes place during the student’s freshman year of college.

Requirements to Apply:

  • Minimum score requirement of (29 on ACT)/1290 on SAT) and 3.5 GPA upon graduation from high school OR a GPA of at least 3.6 obtained during the first semester at Trinity College of Florida.
  • Interview by Honors Program Director.
  • Complete online application through the Trinity College website.

For inquiries or more information on the Honors Program, please contact the Program Director, Dr. Eric J. Bargerhuff at eric.bargerhuff@trinitycollege.edu

What classes are required in the Honors Program?

Each program candidate will take a variety of six honor classes during the course of their Sophomore-Senior years at Trinity College of Florida. One course option can be a one/two-week intensive class taken here at Trinity College, somewhere in the United States, or abroad.

Trinity Honors Program classes include:

  • Readings in Christian Thought/Theology 1 (Classical Period)
  • Reading in Christian Thought/Theology 2 (Modern Day Period)
  • Darwinism, Intelligent Design, and the Rhetoric of Science
  • Contemporary Issues in Ethics and Theology
  • C. S. Lewis – Apostle to the Skeptic
  • Western Civilization – Great Books

Note: A student can take each course in the summer which will count towards the six-course total.

What are the additional requirements for Honor Program students?

Summer Honors Seminar: During the course of the program, each Honors student will be required to attend and complete the curriculum in one of the summer seminars (one or two weeks long) offered every summer at Trinity College of Florida, somewhere in the United States, or abroad (e.g. Israel, Greece, Italy, United Kingdom).

Summer Honors Reading: A total of one to two books will be read each summer in the Honors Program under the umbrella of “Classics of the Christian Faith.”

Senior Research Project: Each senior student at Trinity College of Florida is required to complete a senior research project that demonstrates research in his or her chosen field. Participants in the Honors Program will successfully complete their research and may be given additional “honors level” requirements added to their project that will set their project apart in keeping with the high expectations of being in the Honors Program.

What Honors Courses Have Been Taught?

Honor Courses

  • Every Spring Darwinism, Intelligent Design
  • Spring 2020 C.S Lewis – Apostle to the Skeptic
  • Fall 2020 Western Civilization – Great Books
  • Spring 2021 Contemporary Issues in Theology and Ethics
  • Fall 2021 Readings in Christian Thought/Theology (Modern Period)
  • Spring 2022 Readings in Christian Thought/Theology (Classical Period)
  • Summer Honors Course History and Schedule
  • Summer 2015 Trip – England (Cambridge/Oxford/London – C.S. Lewis)
  • Summer 2016 – On-campus course
  • Summer 2017 Trip – East Coast (Yale, Princeton, NYC, Philadelphia – Early
  • Christian Revivals on College Campuses)
  • Summer 2018 Trip – Greece (Athens, Corinth), Italy (Venice, Rome) – Early
  • Travels of Paul in Christianity
  • Summer 2019 Trip – Israel
  • Summer 2020 – Museum of the Bible (Washington D.C.); Ark Encounter,
  • Creation Museum in Kentucky