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Sacramento State Black Honors College

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About The Black Honors College


To provide students of the Black Honors College with the necessary academic, professional, and social skills to become advanced productive contributors to society.


The Black Honors College provides a rigorous, specialized educational experience for students interested in Black history, life and culture. The College is designed to equip scholars with the necessary academic, professional, and personal skills needed for economic empowerment, self-determination, and courageous leadership.


  • Teach small, specialized coursework with a general education pathway
  • Hold seminars on economic empowerment, self-determination, and courageous leadership
  • Partner with scholars in the program to engage in distinctive research and creative endeavors
  • Serve as mentors for the scholars

Scholar Expectations

  • Applicant GPA of 3.5*
  • Continuing GPA of 3.2*
  • Attending Bi-weekly Seminars
  • Attending Weekly Study Hours
  • Active Participation in 80% of College Events and Programs
  • Community

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Yes, in Spring 2025. We will open applications for our transfer students in Fall 2024. Please share your contact information here to be added to our interest list.

Or am I automatically admitted if I meet the eligibility requirements?

All incoming first-year students must complete the BHC application by the posted deadline.

Start Your BHC Application

Yes, you can apply to the Black Honors College even if you haven't yet been admitted to Sac State. We encourage all interested students to apply to the Black Honors College before the priority consideration deadline.

Yes, to participate, you must be admitted to Sacramento State.

All Sac State Majors are represented in the Black Honors College.

The Black Honors College invites students to participate fully in the variety of opportunities offered within the campus and local community.