Honors Program

Honors Program

Our Mission

The NJCU Honors Program provides an enriching educational experience through which students enjoy challenging and engaging interdisciplinary studies, undertake leadership roles, and contribute to a culturally complex world.

Our Honors Program is creative and interdisciplinary. We foster an educational culture that distinguishes itself through stirring, creative initiatives that celebrate the joys of learning and the benefits of a challenging education. Our talented students are motivated to make a difference in the world through education. Honors students build the character and spirit of the program honoring themselves and our university. We ask them to excel and we provide them with the tools to do so.

Our program's many benefits include:

  • Full scholarship for four years

  • Two fully-funded Study Abroad trips embedded in Honors courses

  • A laptop

  • Seminar-style classes 

  • Interdisciplinary courses

  • Faculty advisors

  • Peer-to-Peer mentoring

  • Academic and community service

  • Special events and colloquia

  • Internships


Students take two Honors courses in the Fall semester and one Honors course in the Spring semester during their first and second years. In the junior year they take two Honors courses in the Fall and the first half of their Honors Capstone in the Spring semester. Two of the Honors courses above the first-year level have embedded, required, study abroad components.

  • Students must maintain a 3.3 GPA. If grades fall below this, they have one semester of probation to raise their GPAs.
  • Students give 15 hours per semester of service to the university and wider community
  • Students attend a weekly Honors Block meeting on Fridays, for special events, colloquia, and other business

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