Research is at the core of our identity at the Honors College at Rutgers University–Newark. Through our curriculum, students are connected with faculty mentors who introduce them to the methods, ethics, and habits of mind of their disciplines and fields.

Honors College students work in laboratories, research centers, and archives where they support the mission of the University. In our project-based seminars they work in teams to collaboratively and creatively tackle pressing questions and problems on and off campus, bringing their intellect and talents into neighborhoods and communities and strengthening the University's commitment to be an anchor institution and a force for the common good. And through their senior thesis projects, our students generate knowledge and learn to communicate it to the world.

For Current Students:

Tony Basham with Prof. Lee Mosher

Senior Thesis Projects

Honors College students present their senior theses and posters explaining their contributions at the University's annual Undergraduate Research Week events each April, and at other venues.

Pictured here, mathematics major and Honors College student Tony Basham with his faculty mentor, Prof. Lee Mosher. Tony is now in the Ph.D. program in mathematics at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Through the Honors College I have learned that everything you do in class has something to do with the community around you. Even if you don't see the connection right away, it's there. You just need to get out, see it for yourself, and apply what you've learned.
Gifty Minnow
Honors College student majoring in Economics