Honors College

The Honors College is...

... a program for high-achieving, undergraduate students eager to challenge themselves. We are committed to ensuring students have the support they need to excel in their undergraduate careers and in preparation for their next steps.

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Our Mission

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 for creativity and discovery, while nurturing a sense of engaged citizenry and community. 

Curiosity

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

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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! 

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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! 

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Excellence

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

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HC DeanMattis StefonHarris 50thAnniv Sept2022