About

Inclusive excellence in higher education is the mission of the Honors College at Rutgers University-Newark.  Our expansive interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum cultivates curiosity and fosters an environment of creativity and discovery, while nurturing engaged citizenry and community.

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Curiousity

Explore probing questions with faculty across disciplines to learn more about what most sparks their curiosity!

Creativity

Create a student-designed, faculty-mentored Senior Thesis to investigate your most enduring questions and display your findings at Research Week in the spring! 

Create a student-designed, faculty-mentored Senior Thesis to investigate your most enduring questions and display your findings at Research Week in the spring!
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Discovery

Engage in hands-on learning in labs and attend community events to broaden your horizons and discover something new about the world!  

Excellence

Collaborate with a team of academic, honors, and thesis advisors and with alumni mentors who are here to support your pursuit of excellence!    

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Faculty

Laura Troiano

Laura Troiano

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice and Director of the Honors College

Rachel Hadas

Rachel Hadas

Professor

Nükhet Varlık

Nükhet Varlık

Associate Professor

Lynn Kuzma

Lynn Kuzma

Associate Professor of Sociology